Possible Viking/Celtic Runes

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Can anybody help ID this metal detecting find that I recovered this weekend. It appears to have runes etched into it and I wonder if it is some kind of charm. It ii made of Lead and about 20 mm wide at its widest point. On checking they do not seem to match any other runes I can find on google ? The reverse is blank.



Any help or information would be much appreciated

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As you say not runes, not even sure if they were meant to be letters, the closest is a possible U & reverse S.:dontknow:
The lead looks well oxidised, so it's probably a couple of hundred years old.
 

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Hi
Can anybody help ID this metal detecting find that I recovered this weekend. It appears to have runes etched into it and I wonder if it is some kind of charm. It ii made of Lead and about 20 mm wide at its widest point. On checking they do not seem to match any other runes I can find on google ? The reverse is blank.



Any help or information would be much appreciated

Thank you
Very Cool!!! Congrats!!!
 
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Maybe, looking again, these are mostly in reverse & I can now see a 13-14th C style reverse letter 'E'.
Very interesting and thank you for your help, it would be good to be able to fully identify the original purpose.
 

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Very interesting and thank you for your help, it would be good to be able to fully identify the original purpose.
I now believe its a homemade piece (not a craftsman's) trying to create a Lead Seal. It's probably circa 14th C, with the start & finish being the 4 spiked symbol. Most crafted versions normally start with a Cross.
Then the letters are ERS[U ] Not sure on the last letter, but sure on the others.
There is no Latin that I can find that fits this name (most likely) but it's probably someone who couldn't spell.
Interesting piece of folk art (for want of a better phrase)
 
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I now believe its a homemade piece (not a craftsman's) trying to create a Lead Seal. It's probably circa 14th C, with the start & finish being the 4 spiked symbol. Most crafted versions normally start with a Cross.
Then the letter ERS[U ] Not sure on the last letter, but sure on the others.
There is no Latin that I can find that fits this name (most likely) but it's probably someone who couldn't spell.
Interesting piece of folk art (for want of a better phrase)
This gets even more interesting. Thanks again for the help and research, it was found in South west Wales in an area with old Irish connections (early medieval) I wonder if it could be Gaelic or if they had different runes/symbols?
 

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This gets even more interesting. Thanks again for the help and research, it was found in South west Wales in an area with old Irish connections (early medieval) I wonder if it could be Gaelic or if they had different runes/symbols?
It could be a Gaelic/Latin translation or any other kind of Foreign influence like French.
 

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