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  1. Zeppelin78

    Zeppelin78 Well-Known Member

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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    the round end has wear that looks like it slotted into a larger tube...
    the spike tips look worn...as if coming into contact on a regular basis with an outside force..
    Copper can turn green.....but bronze would hold the design better.....imo.

    My 1st...off the cuff thought would be a Central American mace head......but I could be looking at something from Nepal...just as easy !!!

    Let's see what others have to say !!
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  3. Zeppelin78

    Zeppelin78 Well-Known Member

    Thank you komokwa for you reply the tips of the spikes has a copper color to them where it got rubbed so it looks like copper but the weight seems so heavy for copper it is 2 pounds 2.8 ounces so that why I was guessing bronze. But who knows thanks again for the response. Matt
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  4. Zeppelin78

    Zeppelin78 Well-Known Member

  5. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Chinese, archaic bronze engraved designs ...Real? who knows!
  6. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    I think its some sort of censer . it would have had a pole . Maybe for carrying in a procession.
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  7. Miscstuff

    Miscstuff Sometimesgetsitright

    Thought it was either a meat tenderizer or a brain smasher but I think I'll go with johnnycb09.
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  8. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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  10. Zeppelin78

    Zeppelin78 Well-Known Member

    Just want to thank everyone for your time and replies amazing ideas looks like a bell to me now that I have that in my mind. And thanks to moreotherstuff for the like and the idea thanks again everyone for the time and the pleasure. Thanks. Matt.
  11. Rayo56

    Rayo56 Well-Known Member

    Funny - just saw a similar one on Pawn Stars tonight - it is a Chinese bell. May be old or may be newer depending on the metal composition. The "expert" on the pawn stars said if it was copper and tin then it is old bronze but if copper and zinc (which the item was) then it is a newer reproduction (he had some kind of hand held metal composition detector). That's all I got.............
  12. Rayo56

    Rayo56 Well-Known Member

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  13. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Funny... The Chinese were using copper/zinc(brass) alloys since the 1300's if not earlier.
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  14. Rayo56

    Rayo56 Well-Known Member

    Please, don't shoot the messenger!
  15. MT Vessel

    MT Vessel Active Member

    Yes, somewhat earlier - Shang dynasty some 1500 BCE.
  16. Asian Fever

    Asian Fever Well-Known Member

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