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    What part of the country do you live in? If it's holy water, then it would have been a Catholic or Episcopal Church, so just consider if it's likely there would have been one of those two types of churches where you are that long ago.

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    Hello P, Welcome to the Forum!
    Judging by the inconsistency of the neck and shoulders plus being pitted, it appears to be 'Mama Made.' Besides a personal Holy Water bottle, it could have also been made to hold perfume. Perhaps some gent made it for 'sweets' for his sweetie.
    As far as whether is it pewter or lead, lead weight almost twice the amount of pewter (48%). Nice find.

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    my knee jerk opinion was a scale weight
    if you look inside, does the inside fit the outside shape?
    maybe take a pipe cleaner and fish around
    Brady

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    Yes definitely holy water. The typology of it matches the shape and size of the modern one posted. Plus there is a history of lead ampullae going back a thousand years.
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  5. #20
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    I'm not convinced it held Holy Water. I haven't been able to find much to either prove or disprove the theory and I don't have a good guess for its use. I might ask my Brother-in-Law. He's a Catholic priest.

    On a side note, I have a recipe for making Holy Water.

    1. Fill pot with water
    2. Boil the hell out of it.
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  6. #21

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    It seems to be shaped the same on inside as outside.

  7. #22

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    Thank You I am new to detecting and almost didn't keep it. I am so glad I did now. It is quite heavy so I strongly suspect it is made from lead.

  8. #23

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    Baptist church that I was told was used as a civil war hospital. The church was built in 1840's.

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    Thanks!

 

 
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