Possibly a copper ship spike?

plymouthian12

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8 inches long. 5/8 inch thick. Looks more copper than bronze. Have found brass/bronze square ship spikes in same area of the beach before approximately 20 of them. Could anyone could any I'd for me with approximate age. Thanks IMG_20200822_235815.jpg IMG_20200823_000946.jpg IMG_20200823_000952.jpg
 

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There is a possibility that the spike is of a lower Phosphor bronze that would explain the copper look. I had the scrap contract from a rigging shop I saw a good share of it over the years.
 
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Did you find it on a beach? Hard to date, that type was used many years. I have one from a known 1861 boat.
 
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