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Unknown ordnance relic?

Article about: A friend of mine showed me this piece of metal he found during metal detecting. Does anyone of you know what it is? It looks like it has a safety pin inside.

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    A friend of mine showed me this piece of metal he found during metal detecting.
    Does anyone of you know what it is?
    It looks like it has a safety pin inside.
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    Not entirely sure what it is, but it's definitely not something I'd feel safe handling!

    B.B.
    ''Everyday you think of living. We are born to die, but I appreciate life. We live day by day, and I always say: yesterday is history, today's reality, and tomorrow's a dream.' -- Henry Flescher, Holocaust Survivor -- March 14, 1924 - August 29, 2018

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    What are the dimensions? What I think you may have there is a very early (19th century) hand grenade.

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    Quote by BrodieBartfast View Post
    Not entirely sure what it is, but it's definitely not something I'd feel safe handling!

    B.B.
    Yeah, don't pull this pin until you know what it is ... Lol

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    Quote by Anderson View Post
    What are the dimensions? What I think you may have there is a very early (19th century) hand grenade.
    It's about 1.5 times bigger than an adult hand, so something like 25-30 cm in heigth and 15-20 cm width.

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    Well, too big to be a hand grenade. In what general region was this object recovered? And was it near the sea or inland?

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    Quote by Anderson View Post
    Well, too big to be a hand grenade. In what general region was this object recovered? And was it near the sea or inland?
    Indeed, altough the safety pin makes it looks like some kind of ordnance.
    It was found in Dussen, the Netherlands.
    At the end of 1944 this area became a front sector in the Southern Netherlands and thus Allied and Germans were bombarding each other with artillery.
    This village was heavily bombarded.

    Maybe it could also be some kind of part from a vehicle?
    A wheel from a (tracked?) vehicle was found too.

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    The wheel that was found
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    Looks like the ornamental top to a gatepost, or similar.
    Pete

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