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Any ideas ?

Post by steve r » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:15 pm

Hi peeps, I'm a newbie at this great hobby, and this is the 1st thing I've found that made me look twice. I came from a clump of London clay, 10" deep, 50 meters from the river Black water in Essex.
Found with a Garrett 400i, reading low to mid 72/75. It weighs 1 gram and feels heavy for the size, but Its solid not soft like lead.
Sorry for the blurry pics, I'll have to sort the camera settings out a bit better next time.
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Re: Any ideas ?

Post by Johnnn » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:35 pm

Steve, possible a piece of AA shell WW2..HH...John

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Re: Any ideas ?

Post by Oxgirl36 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:36 pm

Old lead is rock hard in my experience and it looks like lead to me.

It looks like one of the many things we find, sadly unidentifiable even though it had a specific purpose a long time ago. But maybe someone can see something in it I've missed?
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Re: Any ideas ?

Post by fred » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:23 pm

Whatever it started out as It is now just one of the innumerable bits of unudentifiable metal which litter our land. ::g

If I had to guess I would say that it's the remains of a tin farthing or halfpenny.
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Re: Any ideas ?

Post by steve r » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:49 pm

Thanks for the replies people ::g
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