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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.


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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