Bronze pot fragment?

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Bronze pot fragment?

Post by Easylife » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:17 pm

Found yesterday on pasture at about 8 inches, see Silver spree story. Made of cast bronze 3.5mm to 4.5mm thick. Convex as if a pot fragment, but not thinking cooking pot. Quite hard to capture remaining detail in pics due to surface wear and erosion but it has a raised ornate looking band design about a third of the way down and what appears to be a slightly raised cross below it. With a good light green patina and all edges now being rounded I am guessing that it could be particularly old. Any ideas?
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Re: Bronze pot fragment?

Post by fred » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:29 pm

The surfaces look too irregular for a vessel of any sort. i would guess that it is either a casting gone wrong or just scrap bronze. Might still be ancient although very difficult to tell from a photo. :D
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