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Does anyone have any ideas as to the origin of this item and what the entire word would have read? It looks like a railway plaque or something industrial to me, but there isn’t anything of that nature nearby. Found on a footpath in Scotland with a river close by.
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Nomis wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 8:21 pm Does anyone have any ideas as to the origin of this item and what the entire word would have read? It looks like a railway plaque or something industrial to me, but there isn’t anything of that nature nearby. Found on a footpath in Scotland with a river close by.
What does the underside look like - are they magnetic (I'm guessing cast iron)? How well do you know the history of the area? It could be a name plate off a piece of agricultural machinery or something like that - it looks 19-20th century.
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Thank you. I’m not familiar with the location and the item isn’t magnetic. I’d wondered if the lettering sequence looked familiar.
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Nomis wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 10:01 pm Thank you. I’m not familiar with the location and the item isn’t magnetic. I’d wondered if the lettering sequence looked familiar.
So maybe brass/copper alloy then? Without more clues about the location, I think it might be impossible to get much further - words ending in 'asi' aren't really anglo-saxon AFAIK, but Glasgow in particular had quite a few Italians coming to live there over the generations. My guess is it's the name plate off some piece of machinery made by an Italian-Scots person's firm some time in the last 150 years. :thumbsup:
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That's all that we need - Wordle for detectorists! :D
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fred wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 10:28 pm That's all that we need - Wordle for detectorists! :D
https://www.merriam-webster.com/wordfin ... l/-1/asi/1 :lol:
D2 - 13"x11" coil - audio only.
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Beats me 🤷
For the record, the location was Carradale. I realise it’s not anything of huge historical value or particularly old, but I enjoy these little treasures just like any.
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Like this type of thing.
Letter sequence is unusual.
What are the measurements ? , may help someone give you an ID.
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The larger of the two is around 8cm square.
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