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WW2 USAAF airfield - December 2009

Article about: by WoodyUK Hi John, The piece your referring to is the result of an exploding Grenade! The spirelled compression on the metal only happens when the grenade explodes. Lee I got my wires cross

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    Quote by WoodyUK View Post
    Hi John,

    The piece your referring to is the result of an exploding Grenade! The spirelled compression on the metal only happens when the grenade explodes.

    Lee
    I got my wires crossed, I thought you were asking about the item top right in the pic,"strange piece of pipe. John.

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    The Roman coin ...

    There is a noted Roman Villa nearby to the site.

    Gary J.

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    Very nice finds mate, well done!

    /Mick

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    Gary

    There is ? WOW ! Might have to go and search that to

    Mick

    Thanks mate

    Steve T

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    Hi Steve,
    just a couple of things as stated the buckles and fittings are from a 37 Pattern British army/RAF webbing belt with the exception of the 2" Raised Bar Slide buckle which is of U.S. manufacture Milspec # MIL-B-543 MS51927. As to the piece of aluminium with holes drilled through it, could this be a crudely made stencil for use on packing crates or similar items so that items didn't "Go missing" to another Air base, hanger or facility.

    Nige.
    "Now, I've designed this like a collapsing bag ! "

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    Also meant to say the "pipe thing" displayed in the picture showing the padlock clasp is the thread union from ether a braided fuel line or flexible oil line, again ether vehicle or aircraft related.

    Nige.
    "Now, I've designed this like a collapsing bag ! "

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    i think the roman could be a fake

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    Quote by Whitehunter View Post
    i think the roman could be a fake
    Really? Any particular reason? Considering it was ground dug only last week close to an old Roman settlement, I'd say the chances of it being fake are pretty much zero! Not that I'm claiming to know anything about roman coins..

    Lee

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    Quote by Whitehunter View Post
    i think the roman could be a fake
    Ermm......It was ground dug....not far from a Roman house..... your reasons for thinking it's fake are ............. ?

    Steve T

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    The Villa site has actually been undergoing investigation by the local Archeologists for the last few years .. and still is !!

    But very locally there has been quite a few 1st century broaches, plus coinage through 1st to 3rd centuries found.

    There's no reason to assume the coin found as being a "fake", .. although there is the possibility of it being a contemporary copy .. which was not unheard of 1800 years back !

    Gary J.

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