A very corroded item, possibly Bronze item

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A very corroded item, possibly Bronze item

Post by TheAndyA » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:56 pm

Another find from a new field that's currently Stubble. The field has a crest in the middle and this was found on the top, I think it was around 6 inches deep. I think it may be Bronze, it's a relatively small item, but it has a bit of weight to it.

It appears to be a sharp(ish) edge at one end, a flat bottom and a curved top side.

Apologies for the photo quality.

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Re: A very corroded item, possibly Bronze item

Post by Allectus » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:03 pm

Possibly a BA axe tip fragment? Is there a void in the blunt end?

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Re: A very corroded item, possibly Bronze item

Post by Allectus » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:11 pm

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Possibly a BA axe tip fragment? Is there a void in the blunt end?

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Possibly too bulbous for the above, Andy. Pot leg/foot fragment?...bronze ingot? x; ::g
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Re: A very corroded item, possibly Bronze item

Post by Oxgirl36 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:23 pm

It has the patina of a cauldron or pot leg/ skillet foot or something that’s been in the fire. It might not be but those items have a very distinctive look.
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Re: A very corroded item, possibly Bronze item

Post by TheAndyA » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:24 pm

Allectus wrote:
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Possibly a BA axe tip fragment? Is there a void in the blunt end?

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Thanks Allectus, sadly no void. I've just taken a quick phone pic of the blunt end.
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Re: A very corroded item, possibly Bronze item

Post by Ladybird66 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:45 pm

I’ve dug up a few bits with that patchy black patina. Mostly a result of deep plough in boggy conditions.
Is it iron or bronze, is it magnetic. I’m with general opinion, possibly Ingot (Cottage industry again) or part pot leg.

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Re: A very corroded item, possibly Bronze item

Post by TheAndyA » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:51 pm

Thanks Ladybird, I only have Fridge magnets here (don't laugh), but it doesn't appear to be magnetic. x;
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Re: A very corroded item, possibly Bronze item

Post by fred » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:54 am

Perhaps a bit rough, even for a potleg? I'd go with casting scrap unless the photo is misleading. ::g
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Re: A very corroded item, possibly Bronze item

Post by TheAndyA » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:28 am

Thanks Fred, it is in a very rough condition.
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