Bronze early piece, but what?

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stupot
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I'm bamboozled with this item. Its three inches length, cast, curved, broken & tapers at one end. File marks on back too. Dating, I might suggest Med through to 17th - just by 'feel'. Could be something simple I just cannot get my head around though!
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No idea but stab in the dark,
Harpoon tip?
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nope! I think domestic something or other. its thick too.

it always easier to say what it not.... :D
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Do you think those teeth have worn flat through use or just made that way? :Thinking:
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Reminds me of a Roman sawfish brooch?
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stupot
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It was cast that way.

We'll all keep trying :o
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This one is going to send me mad because I know I’ve seen one before :pulling hair out: I’ll get the books out…
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Charles Abbeyville wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:42 pm Reminds me of a Roman sawfish brooch?
I thought that too but it's a bit big and I can't explain why one side would be filed off. :thumbsup:
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dunno, but I like it!
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Saxon sleeve clasp was the first thing to spring to mind but there are various reasons why it isn't one.

Annoyingly familiar... :Thinking:
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Half of a purse bar?
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Well if it is not a tile adhesive spreader then those teeth either have to be functional or decorative? :D I guess it may have been symmetrical so was originally perhaps 4 1/2" or so long? It looks like it has little round attachment points on the back? Maybe part of a double looped purse frame? :Thinking:
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Any thoughts???
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stupot wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:05 pmAny thoughts???
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/595713 they dont know either :lol: :thumbsup:
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alloverover wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:24 pm
stupot wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:05 pmAny thoughts???
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/595713 they dont know either :lol: :thumbsup:
I think that`s the best no idea Id for a no idea item i have seen :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Ps i have no idea :)
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