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Two Puzzles from The Thames by Bob Wells

Bob showed two metal objects found on the foreshore. The first object can only be described as a mini brass bra just a few cm across. See pictures below.

This could not initially be identified but Pamela Greenwood saw a parallel in a write up of an excavation in Greece (in French) and it appears to be part of an anklet decoration, as shown below.

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The second object has not yet been identified. Suggestions included part of a chariot harness, a bucket handle and a mirror handle. Bob found one part of it in 2009 and the second part in the same place on the foreshore in 2015. See pictures below.

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