Jim Wirth of OpenRoad.TV
has been a passionate metal detectorist ever since he was a kid. Jim wrote to me:
I hang out on a website called Treasurenet.com, which has forums
all related to metal detecting. One of the forums (which I've used myself a
number of times) is the "What is it?" forum, where people can post a picture
and description of something they've found metal detecting yet have no idea
what it is or what it was used for. There is a thread on this forum that I
thought would interest you and your readers. Who knows, maybe you or one of
your readers might know what this item is...
Metal detectorist's mysterious find
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