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Thread: What is this old hand made gilt ring?

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    What is this old hand made gilt ring?

    I found this last year. My best guess is that it is from an old carriage and was used to hold the reins for the horses in position. It is gilt brass and appears to be hand made...there are tool marks all around the bottom square.
    The gold is very thick. Anyone have any ideas? It could be as old as the 1700's...

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    us
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    YOUR INSTINCTS ARE GOOD, IT LOOKS LIKE A REIGNS GUIDE BUT i'VE NEVER SEEN ONE WITH SUCH A WIDE OPENING THEY ARE USUALLY CLOSED RINGS. i'VE ALSO NEVER SEEN ONE SO SHINY. WAS IT IN THE DIRT? hOW DID YOU CLEAN IT UP? ALL MINE LOOK WAY MORE HAGGARED
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    Tommy, all I did was wash it with water. Everything yellow is gold, not brass. The brass is green. I was also confused that the opening is so wide. It is from the site of a very old church, so maybe it is from something that was in the church. Like a railing. That might explain the gold. But the wear pattern on the gilt could be from reins...it is concentrated on the one side of the ring.
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    Wonder if that screwed into a church pew for one of those red ropes to hook to for reserving a pew.
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    Nice find.Congrats
    When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

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    I agree, cool find!


    We are not what we take, we are what we leave.

 

 

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