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    Bronze Age ring??? And a copper 1790...UPDATED with ring usage pictures...Fixed

    I got out yesterday for about an hour on the corn field I have been detecting for the last time until the next plowing. The corn is now a good 6” and I almost completed the detectable parts of the field. The farmer came by and plowed between the rows to kill off the weeds which were not bad, had a quick chat with him and the town Mayor also came by walking his little ankle biter dog, gave him a wave of the shovel to say hello, we see each other often here, LOL. Detecting here is very comfortable for me. Made a few finds and a very interesting ring. A utensil handle hallmarked “REIN ALUM”=”PURE ALUMINUM” at least it is pure aluminum and the remnants of a lead horse.

    Found this ring that looks to be from the Bronze Age or around 3000+ years old. Metal seems to be bronze, very heavy and it has a beautiful grey/black patina. It is 16mm long, this side shows some wear and the ring looks to have molded itself to a finger after wearing it for a very long time.

    Another view of the opposite side.

    An open end view, approximately 18mm wide, note the wear marks where a finger could have worn the ring down some.

    The other end view. I could be totally wrong about the ring being Bronze Age, it just has that presence of Bronze Age, could be post Medieval or even a piece of farm or construction material but, I doubt it. I am open for opinions.

    Got out today for an hour on the field where I found a Bronze Age bronze bar, the crop is not coming in very well here and there are a lot of bare spots. Found a poor condition 1790 One Kreuzer copper coin. Obverse.

    Reverse of the 1790, in the middle it reads “EIN KREUZER 1790” with a wreath around the rim. Also found a very old musket ball not pictured.

    Thought I would share this bit of German culture. This is called a Hollunder flower, an edible flower. It is dipped into a batter and fried, then sprinkled with a powdered sugar. Very tasty, I would not eat them the first few times it was offered to me. They also make tea with the blooms. HH, Mike




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    Re: Bronze Age ring??? And a copper 1790...

    I must ask you - when you refer to "corn," are you referring to what is actually barley, or barleycorn, versus the cultivated form of maize that we Americans know as corn? I believe that American maize (corn, as we know it) is not cultivated in Europe, and that what you (and the English) call corn is, in reality, barley. Got that? Please clarify! Thanks.

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    Re: Bronze Age ring??? And a copper 1790...

    Corn....
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    Re: Bronze Age ring??? And a copper 1790...

    Nice finds

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    Re: Bronze Age ring??? And a copper 1790...

    Nice finds Mike.

    Man that ring is old. Love that old copper to.

    HH Jer

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    Re: Bronze Age ring??? And a copper 1790...

    HARD TO SAY ABOUT THE RING, COULD BE A RING FROM A STANDARD OR A ORNAMENTED RING FROM SOME SORT OF WOODEN SHAFT ? BY THE WEAR MARK ON ONE SIDE, I DONT THINK IT WAS ON A FINGER.
    Love to detect history

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    Re: Bronze Age ring??? And a copper 1790...

    I'll repeat my comment from earlier in "What's It"

    I think that bronze ring is my new favorite find that I have seen on TNet in the past few weeks. Spectacular my friend, congrats!!

    Schaaaweeet!!!

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    Re: Bronze Age ring??? And a copper 1790...

    Great ring and coin! interesting.

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    Re: Bronze Age ring??? And a copper 1790...

    Thanks all! A more probable ID of the ring is it could have been a retaining ring for example, the butt of a handle or a cane tip so the wood or whatever could not split. Darn, not Bronze Age but still old. Silverfinder, that is corn as in feed corn for cattle/pigs and like the picture Alex showed. The Germans now eat corn, sweetcorn that is, when I first came to Germany, my Mother-In-Law would not eat corn and took it as an insult when I tried to serve it. She now saves it for last like a desert and likes it very much, LOL. HH, Mike

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    Re: Bronze Age ring??? And a copper 1790...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bavaria Mike
    Thanks all! A more probable ID of the ring is it could have been a retaining ring for example, the butt of a handle or a cane tip so the wood or whatever could not split. Darn, not Bronze Age but still old.
    Yeap I thought the same but didn't say as I thought 16mm sounded small. Still definate Medieval.
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    Re: Bronze Age ring??? And a copper 1790...

    A friend posted these examples of the ring I found and the usage of it. It dates from the 1400s to the 1500s. HH, Mike




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    Re: Bronze Age ring??? And a copper 1790...UPDATED with ring usage pictures...

    nice finds. that ring is interesting. the flower looks a lot like our elderberry. I used to stay with my grandmother a lot and she had me go out and pick some of these blooms. I would then wash them and pick them off the stems for her. She would put them into pancake batter. these were very good and she told me that they were a lot like buckwheat cakes but I never had those to compare them to.

    Jivey

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    Re: Bronze Age ring??? And a copper 1790...UPDATED with ring usage pictures...

    As always awesome super great finds Mike. You're so blessed to be able to hunt such sites.

    Nice aluminum handle. Back when it was made it may have been worth more than gold.

    Badger
    "Everything is an anomaly" Michigan Badger

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    Re: Bronze Age ring??? And a copper 1790...UPDATED with ring usage pictures...F

    Fixed the pictures of examples. HH, Mike

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    Re: Bronze Age ring??? And a copper 1790...UPDATED with ring usage pictures...Fixed

    Nice stuff Mike........HH
    Keep on Digging!

 

 
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