Saxon or not

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Saxon or not

Post by Markjoe0104 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:47 pm

Hi all.
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.
Thanks Mark
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Re: Saxon or not

Post by sweepstick47 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:55 pm

Hello Mark, A PM on it's way to assist.
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Re: Saxon or not

Post by Allectus » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:28 pm

Nothing remotely Saxon looking about that.


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Re: Saxon or not

Post by Markjoe0104 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:11 am

Ok thank but why its bronze got patina and saxon like scrolls.
Thats what makes me think it may be be.

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Re: Saxon or not

Post by fred » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:34 am

Markjoe0104 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:11 am
Ok thank but why its bronze got patina and saxon like scrolls.
Thats what makes me think it may be be.
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. ::g
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Re: Saxon or not

Post by Markjoe0104 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:16 pm

Thanks Fred.
That makes sense.
I've emailed my FLO but she's on holiday until Monday so hopefully she maybe able to put light on it.
Cheers Mark

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Re: Saxon or not

Post by SuperRed » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:29 pm

Markjoe0104 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:16 pm
Thanks Fred.
That makes sense.
I've emailed my FLO but she's on holiday until Monday so hopefully she maybe able to put light on it.
Cheers Mark
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Re: Saxon or not

Post by mace247 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:42 pm

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Re: Saxon or not

Post by littleboot » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:12 pm

Out of interest, what made you think Saxon...apart from it having a patina and some scrolls, that is?
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.
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Re: Saxon or not

Post by Markjoe0104 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:28 pm

Manly because of the scrolls and age.
Was hoping it was as that would mean my land has got saxon on it.
Cheers Mark :(

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