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iconnumber posted 04-17-2001 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Eric     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Found this in the dirt of my basement. Its made of silver. Approx, 3 5/8" long not counting the ring, which is solid. Thanks in advance.

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iconnumber posted 04-17-2001 11:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

This type of item is most often seen a bit larger in size. The larger items are generally referred to as meat sewers. One of this size might have a different use. Off the top of my head the mark is unfamiliar maybe someone else can provide some input.

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iconnumber posted 04-18-2001 12:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Perhaps this is a skewer, but one that has been cut short for some reason. Are there any signs that the end might have been long at one time?

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iconnumber posted 04-18-2001 03:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Eric     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is what I was told that this "thing" is or was. A coin shop owner told me that it was a Greek fishermans tool. It would have been used to open shellfish. This would be worn around his neck on a chain. The end is worn as though this is what it was used for.
Who knows? You can tell it hasnt been shortened in any way. If anyone can help with the punchmark would be very helpful in dating it as well.. Eric

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