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Big Gord

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Intrigued!
« on: December 06, 2016, 02:44:23 PM »
Dug this up under a mature tree. It measures 12.5cm and is either made of copper or bronze. Decoration appears like a face or 'beast like' depending on which way you look at it. Thought initially handle to cookware, or even a trigger guard to musket? Thoughts would be welcome.

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Re: Intrigued!
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2016, 09:00:12 PM »
Difficult to see what it is you're describing but I don't know what it is, interesting and am sure someone will make a suggestion  :laugh:
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Re: Intrigued!
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2016, 09:16:40 PM »
looks quite like an old fashioned crossbow trigger  :) let me know if you get it id'd  ;D
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Re: Intrigued!
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2016, 09:50:29 PM »
Sorry can't see for long, every time I click on photobucket after a second or 2 I get nothing but pop ups, could it be (from what i see) half a set of nut crackers?
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Re: Intrigued!
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2016, 11:31:22 PM »
Great suggestion Woodwynd. Can see the similarity. Take that answer.

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Re: Intrigued!
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2016, 01:55:45 AM »
Can see a similarity but it looks a little overly decorated and intricate for something so simple and hidden from sight. Then again I'm no expert. Still, very nice find well done.

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Re: Intrigued!
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2017, 10:05:13 AM »
Finally got to the bottom of this in finding out what it is. Posting just in case any other fellow detectorists dig one up and wonder what it is.  It is from a medival chafing dish. Date from: Circa AD 1575 AD 1650 , think they were used to keep food warm.  Can be seen here.  https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/806841


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Re: Intrigued!
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2017, 10:17:28 AM »
That's a new one on me and I would have gone with Woodwynds suggestion of a trigger. Well done on your research!
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Re: Intrigued!
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2017, 10:42:50 AM »
Hawkeye, the only issue that was at the back of my mind was why would a decorative face be hidden within the mechanism, otherwise would have went with the suggestion of crossbow trigger!

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Re: Intrigued!
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2017, 10:55:31 AM »
defo  trigger mechanisim from  as woodwynd says a crossbow or poss rifle
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Re: Intrigued!
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2017, 07:05:37 PM »
...interesting and very cool artefact. I would also go along with the ID. Did the Treasure Trove Unit ID it as I'm sure this is something they would want to see  ;)