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Title: Please help I.D.
Post by: Kenny.B on February 18, 2019, 08:13:45 PM
Hello all.  ;D

A recent outing brought this to the surface from around 7" deep. I'm guessing its bronze due to its color and weight. It seems to be snapped, and one end has a molded cup holding a white/cream object. I don't know if this is plastic, or maybe bone?? But its also broken. I have no idea what it is, nor anyone I've shown it to.  And if its just a bit of old tractor, why would it have such a ornate twist? According to a local guy who researched the history of the land, the field was last ploughed in 1945 and has been pasture then let to grass ever since Please help  ???


Title: Re: Please help I.D.
Post by: jtalbot0001 on February 18, 2019, 08:28:29 PM
It's a Bronze Age worm :)

On a serious matter I haven't a clue but the metal somehow doesn't look very old, something within the last 200-300 years at most if you ask me.


Title: Re: Please help I.D.
Post by: Resurgam on February 18, 2019, 10:34:29 PM
Could it possibly be one half of a bronze torque?


Title: Re: Please help I.D.
Post by: wittsy1 on February 19, 2019, 05:26:53 AM
Torque was the first thing that came into my head as well but what age, I don't know. I believe torques where worn during Bronze Age and Iron Age and also worn by Vikings. I have seen similar on the net, but am not clever enough to copy to this post. Somebody might though  :)


Title: Re: Please help I.D.
Post by: Val Beechey on February 19, 2019, 09:05:03 AM
What about this


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torc#/media/File%3ALeekfrith_Torcs.jpg


p.s.  I donít think itís a torque. Looks more like a very large nail. Ship, maybe ?
        Weíve used similar, much smaller ones on the barn.


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