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Author Topic: Bronze item found on a Roman site any idea?  (Read 312 times)
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« on: September 09, 2017, 01:08:20 PM »

It has got that 'look' that it could be very old it has lines running down what I presume is the back and has some design going around the edges. It looks to me like some kind of nut maybe it's a pendant? I didn't want to clean it just in case I damaged it Has anybody got any idea thank you  Grin


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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 08:12:28 PM »

Hate to disappoint you but I think it's an old lead fishing weight.
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 12:13:20 AM »

Good point Val..... question is....what's it made of  Huh
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 12:54:13 PM »

It's made of bronze, and where I found it roman coins were found in the same area  Smiley I've added two more pictures Grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 02:11:16 PM »

Can you check if it's magnetic. If noit's lead. If yes it could be bronze, brass or copper. That might make a difference to ID
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2017, 06:44:59 PM »

I tested it with a magnet and it's not magnetic Smiley It's definitely not lead  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 10:49:04 PM »

Seems I got it wrong. I've been going round checking everything metal I could find with a magnet.
I knew lead wasn't magnetic and from testing a Bronze Age Unit I found neither is bronze.
The thing that made me think twice was the green on your item. It looks like Bronze disease. My Unit is now a lovely shade of green.
There was a bit of discussion about my Unit so to prove the point I attacked it with a nail file. There, under the patena was a lovely golden glow so I included it in a box of finds for the FLO who confirmed and returned.
Why not try the same, maybe on the small bit at the top.
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2017, 11:40:40 PM »

Yes maybe I will try that Smiley Thank you for your replies much appreciated  Grin
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