Lead Pumpkin?

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Lead Pumpkin?

Post by Ruffers22 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:23 am

Hi All,

Please could someone help ID this found after a quick 1hr session in the sun after work last evening.
It looks like a small pumpkin or squash of some kind?
I trawled google for about 3 hours last night but couldn't find anything that looked similar :-/

Apologies, I hadn't anything to put it against for scale when I took the photo. I had to do a runner to get away from the swarm of horseflies attacking me, ++=£ .

Its approx 15-20 mm across. I think you get a decent idea of the size against my thumbnail?

It feels/looks like lead and was found with my Equinox at around 6-8 inches deep in heavy ground

Thanks In advance

Craig
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Re: Lead Pumpkin????

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:43 am

It looks a bit like a dagger pommel like this copper alloy one https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/947760

They were also done in lead. But this is too small?
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Re: Lead Pumpkin????

Post by Ruffers22 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:09 pm

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:43 am
It looks a bit like a dagger pommel like this copper alloy one https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/947760

They were also done in lead. But this is too small?
It really does resemble a small pumpkin in its own right, and is pretty heavy.
I will put it against a measure, weigh it and re-post later when I get home.

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Re: Lead Pumpkin????

Post by Zyrbalax » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:40 pm

Button or toggle perhaps? Does it look like the "stalk" is broken off?

Nice little thing though :)

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Re: Lead Pumpkin????

Post by fred » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:57 pm

18thC tobacco jar lid handle I suspect. ::g
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Re: Lead Pumpkin?

Post by thefiggis » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:11 pm

Lid finial for me, too
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Some sort of electrical gubbins(I'm told it's a Deus). In various colours
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Re: Lead Pumpkin????

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:36 pm

fred wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:57 pm
18thC tobacco jar lid handle I suspect. ::g
That makes sense ::g
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Re: Lead Pumpkin?

Post by Easylife » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:28 am

It's very similar to this one I found but still unsure quite what it is? x;
https://www.metaldetectingforum.co.uk/ ... &t=112607
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