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« on: December 25, 2013, 04:37:56 PM »

Regarding the toy pistol butt found by Simon yesterday , welsh john , and myself last year.
On the Portable Antiquities Site [third picture down] it's listed as "POST MEDIEVAL" and also
on the same site , same page , [twelfth picture down ] it's listed as " MODERN" . How is that
possible ? or have I missed something ?
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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2013, 04:45:24 PM »

I think it's just been misclassified, modern is the accepted dating as you can see the actual toy in the 1910 Christmas catalogue. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2013, 08:54:12 PM »

Thanks Geoff, I thought it was strange, I wonder how often Things are misclassified or even
misidentified
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2014, 09:49:03 AM »

I'm thinking some finds might very quickly be said to be roman, just because we have so much of that in this area and it's assumed it's roman unless it very clearly stands out as something else. Would we really know for sure unless a carbon dating is done ?
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2014, 10:16:32 AM »

Well you can't carbon date metals but all id's and datings unless from in situ are based on previous id's and so some faith is necessary but there have been some clangers in the past.
This is probably a classic that has now been corrected but for many years was listed as a classic Celtic horses head Iron Age mount Wink

NARC-2B0E41" style="float:right;NARC-2B0E41" style="float:right;
Object type: Mount

Broadperiod: Iron Age

County of discovery: Northamptonshire


But is infact the end of a ball cock valve Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2014, 02:52:39 PM »

Thats classic  Grin Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2014, 03:01:31 PM »

I still think my Iron age toggle is a water tap  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2014, 03:13:24 PM »

lol  Grin Grin
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2014, 06:12:56 PM »

Neil posted a cracker quite recently. That was a broken crotal bell described as being a roman bell. I believe it was on an American site.
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