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I am scratching my head on this one.

Post by john Colin » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:23 am

I spent a day this week searching a pasture site that was once a strip field system. The hedges were removed back in the sixties but I have an old black and white photo taken prior to this that the landowner kindly gave me. I have included the photo as it may be of interest. At a depth of about eight inches I recovered the object. At first I thought it was another piece of lead but on closer examination I realised when I got it under the tap that it was in fact bronze/brass and has an old feel to it. It is much smoother than it appears in the photo as I have tried to bring up as much detail as possible. There are some markings on one surface, albeit, not a lot. I did wonder if perhaps it was a coin weight but I have not found anything similar, normally I would weigh it but it obviously does not weigh anything like it would have once. I was wondering if any of you have any ideas?

It was found using the Equinox 15” coil, field 1, multi frequency, fifty tones, sens 23, recovery 3 iron bias 2 and a slow sweep. Any help would be very much appreciated.

John

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Post by Easylife » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:06 am

An interesting find. Maybe not much help, but it has a Medieval look about it? x;
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Post by Lowland » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:54 am

Lovely looking countryside in the photo,
Coin weight was my first thought too :-/
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Post by thefiggis » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:31 am

I'll join the coin weight club. There's little detail to go on but maybe something along the lines an ecu? d;]
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Post by Easylife » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:17 am

It's a fair size so weight might still give some indication. x;
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Post by littleboot » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:56 pm

Yep....what Easy says. u;@ Weight it anyway. It will rule out it being a coin weight for some coins by dint of it being too heavy. Say it now weighs 7 grams for the sake of argument. Clearly it has lost mass and therefore it cannot correspond to any coin less than 7 (and even 7 and a bit) grams. That narrows the field.
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