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I found this yesterday and was wondering if anyone has any ideas for what it could be.
I'm hopping its saxon but not sure.
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It might still be old but it just doesn't look Saxon. If nobody recognises them some of these indeterminate artifacts have to be handled by an expert to even guess at what age they might be.
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Good idea. Nothing wrong with checking out something that just has that 'look' about it. I hate not knowing what something is, and even if it turns out to be rubbish it is part of the process.
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What was the context of where it was found...any history locally you have, literally or metaphorically speaking, dug up? Other finds dug by yourself or others that make you feel, and hope, it is Saxon?
It doesn't look in the least bit Saxon to me but I am always interested in how people think about their finds and what prompts it. Its an exercise I undertake myself on my own stuff....there are times, for example, when I take the view something is Roman because it came from 'a Roman field' and then miss something obvious about it.