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    Help in identifying these required please...

    A request to our illustrious readership...
    As a Christmas gift, I have been given a number of items I suspect may be Medieval whittle-tang knife hilt plates. I have no idea if they are what they purport to be or indeed if they are English. I am led to believe they are detector finds from Lincolnshire, UK.
    They appear to be a copper or bronze alloy based on patina. Any help in further identifying these items would be greatly appreciated.
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    Do you have more information from the detectorist where they came from? Are they all from one site/field or are they a collection gathered and grouped by design similarity? It all helps to narrow down the term "medieval".
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    Hello Moi,
    Sadly I have no further information available, I am told the original seller has gone suspiciously quite...I am beginning to suspect they may be oriental as I have now done a lot of research around finds of whittle-tang knives and can find nothing similar. Thanks for your offer of assistance...I suspect it may be a case of Caveat Emptor!
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