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

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Re: What is this please?

Post by Alex.wilko » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:03 pm

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 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:47 pm

probably had too much wine but is that a face looking left towards another looking right?
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Re: What is this please?

Post by Incognito » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:48 pm

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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Re: What is this please?

Post by Blackadder43 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:39 pm

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 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:40 pm

It's certainly an interesting bit of lead. I'd let the FLO ponder over it. ::g
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Re: What is this please?

Post by Verulamium » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:16 pm

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 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:42 pm

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

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