Could this be anything interesting?

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Could this be anything interesting?

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Hi all,

Just looking thorugh some old finds in my garage, came across this again, one of those bits we can be unsure of but, very wisely, never put in the junk pile until 100% sure its not significant!

Took a while to get the pictures up a mixture of my laziness and reluctance to login on my tablet rather than try and do it all on my phone.
The admin removed my post as I tried to use a coin as scale, this is completely reasonable. I think we are all fed up with people just posting for ID (sometimes demanding, with poor spelling too!) without the essential scale and details to help identifly!
So, just to say; I completely support the new changes.

It could be nothing, has a bit of weight and is heavily corroded.
Could be some kind of copper/bronze alloy. Has feint green patina in places.

Found on rotting stubble
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Thanks for looking!

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Re: Could this be anything interesting?

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I would love to know-I found a very similar item that I still can’t fathom out ::g
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My first thought was a shotty end, possible? Or some kind of casing remains.
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Re: Could this be anything interesting?

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Only a guess, but half a large decorative stud that was used to hold sections of a horse's leather harness together ?

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maylandmanta wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:43 pm
Only a guess, but half a large decorative stud that was used to hold sections of a horse's leather harness together ?

Thanks MM.
That's kind of what I'm thinking/hoping!
It does have a disk/shield type quality about it but that might just be wishful thinking!
Perhaps wrong material too?

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Re: Could this be anything interesting?

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stejens wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:33 pm
My first thought was a shotty end, possible? Or some kind of casing remains.
at 4 cm a bit big for a shotgun cartridge ?

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Koala wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:06 pm
stejens wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:33 pm
My first thought was a shotty end, possible? Or some kind of casing remains.
at 4 cm a bit big for a shotgun cartridge ?
I did think that, is why I put in an edit for possibly another type of casing :)

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Re: Could this be anything interesting?

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I think it’s the plate between one thing and another. Think drawers and a handle or the metal plate between a wooden handle and the shaft if a toasting fork. Lots of uses.

I find them too ::g
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stejens wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:09 pm
Koala wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:06 pm
stejens wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:33 pm
My first thought was a shotty end, possible? Or some kind of casing remains.
at 4 cm a bit big for a shotgun cartridge ?
I did think that, is why I put in an edit for possibly another type of casing :)

And are you still peeling your mushrooms the way I taught you? ;))
Military is possible? looks to have something on the edge. Without seeing a more compete one I doubt Google will be useful.

so many things look similar

nope to the mushrooms :)) .

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Re: Could this be anything interesting?

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Looks like part of a 2 inch mortar shell. The bit at the top end of the cylinder where the fins attach! :D
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fred wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:57 pm
Looks like part of a 2 inch mortar shell. The bit at the top end of the cylinder where the fins attach! :D
Yep, I would agree ::g

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