What is this please? - SOLVED by 'Wuntbedruv' Fire Insurance Mark

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1. include at least 2 photos of the item, both sides of a coin, or two angles of other items.
2. Include a ruler or other form of scale that clearly displays the scale in cm or inches. A coin or written dimensions is not acceptable.

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A - About your detecting day, type of land, depth found.
M - Measure items by doing the pics next to a scale or ruler.
M - Machine used and settings are interesting to other users.
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Re: What is this please?

Post by Alex.wilko »

Numbers wouldnt suggest a date I don't think especially since the styling doesnt look too old but I could well be wrong.
Very intrigued tho!

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Re: What is this please?

Post by WVAM »

probably had too much wine but is that a face looking left towards another looking right?
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Post by Incognito »

Not sure those are numbers, the 4 looks just like an angle only and the 5 doesn't seem.to follow through fully. Trying to read patinas and part erased detail is enough to send anyone bonkers sometimes. The only common lead messages I have hesrd of are roman, but who knows, certainly intriguing. ::g

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Post by Blackadder43 »

Could the "5" be an Arabic letter?
Doesnt look like a 5 to me
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Re: What is this please?

Post by Easylife »

It's certainly an interesting bit of lead. I'd let the FLO ponder over it. ::g
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Post by Verulamium »

I suspect it is a piece of lead guttering taken for reuse. If you do a google search on dated lead guttering you will see some examples. I found a lovely piece several years back regretfully weighed it in with my lead scrap :-L
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Re: What is this please?

Post by Wuntbedruv »

This is part of a lead firemark. I can see the same column designs on yours.

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