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gasman

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is this tat ? NO IRON AGE FINGER RING
« on: July 04, 2016, 07:19:59 PM »
cleaning out the rubbish bag and I had another look at this any ideas
« Last Edit: July 05, 2016, 06:04:22 PM by gasman »

chris3030

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Re: is this tat ?
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2016, 08:23:51 PM »
I'm gona guess it's not that seeing as it's got some old looking'paint' on it it looks like it might have been a little foot off something but that wouldn't fit with the painted side facing down so I'm gona put my head on the block and say a sash window lever .. :o

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Re: is this tat ?
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2016, 09:45:26 PM »
Sorry, no clue  :laugh:
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Re: is this tat ?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2016, 11:03:51 PM »
what is this made from?

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Re: is this tat ?
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2016, 12:02:01 AM »
looks like copper alloy

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Re: is this tat ?
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2016, 12:41:35 AM »
I'd call that tat right enough.  Doubt you'll get an ID on it as there is so little of it and nothing to put it in context. 

You did the right thing by putting up a picture and asking the question though, and or heaven's sake don't take MY word for it!  I am no expert.

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Re: is this tat ?
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2016, 09:58:05 AM »
Sorry mate can't help
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Re: is this tat ?
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2016, 10:18:55 AM »
Don't have a clue  :) nice sixpence tho  :)
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Re: is this tat ?
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2016, 05:58:04 PM »
Well I thought the colours were interesting but advertised it as tat not to build my hopes up.

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To
'James Adams' 



 Today at 16:31 






Dear Jim,

 

Thank you for your email and for the images. Well, safe to say it isn’t tat. I am very happy to say this appears to be an Iron Age finger ring so a very interesting find indeed!

 

This is certainly an object we would wish to assess more closely with the view to claiming it as Treasure Trove as it is of archaeological significance.

 

What would be the best option for you in terms of depositing this object? I can advise you on local museums and potential TT events –see the attached events schedule.

 

Can I also ask you to fill in the attached reporting form and provide as much detail as possible with regards the findspot. Apart from the mount please also let me know what other objects you found in the area, even if they do not look particularly old or significant looking.

 

Best Wishes,

 

Natasha

 

 

Dr Natasha Ferguson

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Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

Telephone: 0131 247 4082

Fax: 0131 247 4060

Email: n.ferguson@nms.ac.uk

http://www.treasuretrovescotland.co.uk/

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https://nms.academia.edu/NatashaFerguson

 

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Re: is this tat ? NO IRON AGE FINGER RING
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2016, 06:18:33 PM »
Nice yin  :)
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Re: is this tat ? NO IRON AGE FINGER RING
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2016, 06:23:19 PM »
Woo-hoo!!!  8)  Well done!

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Re: is this tat ? NO IRON AGE FINGER RING
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2016, 06:24:16 PM »
Result! Bet you're glad you never binned it?

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Re: is this tat ? NO IRON AGE FINGER RING
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2016, 06:27:48 PM »
That was my second guess!!

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Re: is this tat ? NO IRON AGE FINGER RING
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2016, 06:39:58 PM »
Well done! Fab result  :) :D
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Re: is this tat ? NO IRON AGE FINGER RING
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2016, 06:40:36 PM »
Wow iron age that's a great result fair play to you for spotting it as something of interest.
I'm glad to be wrong again !!  ;D