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One of my finds from Allanton
« on: October 09, 2017, 10:38:47 PM »
Just not sure what this was used for, at first I thought a simple coat hook but now I am not so sure.
It has nice rounded edges and the bottom tongue seems shaped for something else.
It is 10cm long, approx 3mm thick and tapers down from the top.
Incidentally it is flat on the bottom of the tongue and balances perfectly when sat on it.

Anyone think it is anything other than the ordinary?

« Last Edit: October 09, 2017, 10:47:26 PM by briser_fae_the_broch »
You dig?

Another one taken over by the Nox!

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Re: One of my finds from Allanton
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 09:42:33 AM »
Dunno, but it looks like it's made of brass or maybe even bronze. Certainly not ferrous.  Hole looks too big and wrong shape for a screw hole, even for a heavy coat hanger.

Doesn't look ancient but nor does it look modern.

It doesn't look like part of something else either, but I can't think what it might have been.

Interesting and mysterious - that's detecting for you!