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Hi. The object is made out of lead and is approx 5cm high and 4cm wide. It looks like it was fixed to something. It was found in a field in Fife using a Garrett. 200i. Thank you
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Other side? Best to use a scale in the pics, much easier to grasp the sizing, Liam
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I think it’s a makers badge off horse harness. I’ve found a few, some with the makers name.
I found one in particular with the name ?.?.? Lewis and the village name. Can’t remember it off hand but out of interest I showed it to the Farrier who did my horses feet. He was amazed. Turned out it was his G.Grandfather.
How’s that for coincidence !
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Ladybird66 is right, your find is a saddlers badge, it would have had the makers name and place on it at one time.
Oddly most seem to be found in Scotland.
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I agree, it's a saddler's badge. I can also confirm that we do find these these quite frequently here in Scotland.