Copper / Bronze Item With Letters On For ID please

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Well I've just been sorting some finds out from last week.
I've ust treated it with Renaissance wax.
I'm unsure if it's bronze or copper. It's quite thin. It measures 2.5" Long.
Seems to have the word 'HARTER' inscribed. Also ornate lines inscribed as well. Maybe fixing holes at both ends.
I did look up the word HARTER online and found this below-
German (also Härter): variant of Harder . South German and Tyrolean: habitational name for someone from Hart in Austria. English (Lancashire and Cheshire): nickname from Middle English herter 'one who encourages, consoles, or inspires' (from herten 'to encourage, etc.)

I hope someone can help with an ID.
Thanks.Chris
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Does it say Harier?
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Medieval strap-end(half)
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Oxgirl wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:07 pm Does it say Harier?
Hi Cath.
No it definitely looks like HAMTER now after looking closely.
Definitely a T.
Allectus says Half of a Medieval Strap-end. :thumbsup:
I wish I knew for definite what word it is.
Thanks.Chris
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Allectus wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:08 pm Medieval strap-end(half)
Thanks for the info Allectus. :thumbsup:
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The style of the letters doesn't really look very Medieval to me. :thumbsup:
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fred wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 8:29 am The style of the letters doesn't really look very Medieval to me. :thumbsup:
Yes Fred you'd think it would have different lettering.
I found a small silver Annular Brooch with letters on in a completely different style.
I was only awarded £200 from British Museum. :thumbdown:
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Clogclip1 wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 9:03 am Yes Fred you'd think it would have different lettering.
I found a small silver Annular Brooch with letters on in a completely different style.
I was only awarded £200 from British Museum. :thumbdown:
Chris
The small silver annular brooches can actually go for a lot less than that although the lettering and design on yours is particularly good. The problem is that there is a limited pool of collectors and detectorists have found so many of them over the years that they are no longer rare. Museums rarely even express an interest in them nowadays unless they are gold and particularly nice. :thumbsup:
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fred wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:22 am The small silver annular brooches can actually go for a lot less than that although the lettering and design on yours is particularly good. The problem is that there is a limited pool of collectors and detectorists have found so many of them over the years that they are no longer rare. Museums rarely even express an interest in them nowadays unless they are gold and particularly nice. :thumbsup:
Yes Dave they are more frequently found.
I wish they wouldn't of expressed interest in mine.
I was going to sort out the farmer with £250 if it got returned.
He was scratching his head with the B.M valuation.
I guess we think things are worth more after we've dug them up. :thumbsup:
Chris.
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