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Capao M
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« on: November 04, 2016, 10:24:56 am »

What is?
Bronze Age?




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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2016, 05:17:55 pm »

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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2017, 09:03:37 am »

Just a guess, but perhaps some kind of sewing needle?
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2017, 05:49:35 pm »

Hard to tell.  The design could be late bronze age, iron age or Roman.  They all had similar styles and you would need a real specialist to tell.

The item might not have been bent originally.  The angle of the bend - near the head - is funny.  Maybe it was less bent or even straight.

Could be a sewing needle or part of a simple straight-pin type fibula.

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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2017, 07:34:15 pm »

Looks like a sail maker's needle, or leather worker's needle, that has seen heavy use. With regard the latter, notice how the incised design/pattern shows progressive wear towards the tip/point to the extent that it disappears from the metal, having been completely worn away. This is consistent with its use, the penetrating tip end of the needle being subject to the greatest wear.
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