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Rare find or junk?
« on: March 03, 2002, 03:09:05 pm »
We found this on a walk along the Lea Valley path about a mile east of Wheathampstead.  I photographed it against a 1p piece for scale.  It has a ridged back and smooth underside.  Is it a Roman arrowhead or a piece of farm junk?  Anyone recognise it?



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Re: Rare find or junk?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2002, 11:23:52 pm »
From the photographs it appears as though the piece of metal you found has all the corrosion caracteristics of steel/iron, although I haven't seen it personally if its steel its obviously not Roman. Perhaps you should identify what the metal is and let us know.
 

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Re: Rare find or junk?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2002, 03:49:31 am »
It could be a harrow tine ie. farm junk, but it has been a while since I've seen one so don't take this as gospel.
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Re: Rare find or junk?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2002, 01:17:04 pm »
If one can recall in Blackadder , Sir Percy discovered green.
I fear Sir Dave that you have discovered rust :)
Is it flat on the bottom?
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Re: Rare find or junk?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2002, 01:27:14 pm »
Yes my piece of rust is as flat as a pancake underneath :-[
At least the 1p sitting alongside it is worth something  :)
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Re: Rare find or junk?
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2002, 12:13:43 am »
Why don't you have it investigated, and let us all know!

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Re: Rare find or junk?
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2002, 12:51:18 am »
 I've got an interesting artifact that I would like to share on this website, but I'm having trouble getting the picture onto my post. Can anybody help?
 

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Re: Rare find or junk?
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2002, 10:55:03 am »
To put images within posts, they need to be uploaded onto a website, then just put the address of them within the image tag [fourth one along, bottom row of the YaBBC tags at the top of the smileys when you are posting].

If you haven't got access to a website to upload it, drop it by email to me [not too large though please!] and I'll put it up on the brookmans.com website somewhere.

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Re: Rare find or junk?
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2002, 01:42:50 am »
 Below is a link to a picture of an interesting object I found at the bottem of my garden when I was younger. It is a round object with what appears to be a cross engraved on it. Any ideas on what it may be?
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