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Is this from a medieval spear? Answered

This was found in my tyre and looks like it's from years ago....maybe medieval? Looks like a metal leaf or a spear head....just want to know what it is really....it's about 1.5" long x 1/2" wide and is solid metal. 


Where abouts do you live?

For some reason it won't let me reply to each of your posts. I live in Kent and would of picked this up local to where I live as it left a massive hole in my tyre so wouldn't have been able to drive far. It doesn't have any signs of it being attached to anything ie a fence etc.

Something occurred to me and I had to come back... There is no place for it to be mounted on a handle, at least not straight, if it was mounted by the tab at the bottom.

Looks like relatively recent decorative ironwork, such as a leaf from a fence. Heavy rusting doesn't just mean great age, it depends on the local conditions. In damp, acidic soil, that sort of damage could happen in only a few years.

My first thought was the top of a fence. Perhaps something that was painted with the wrong kind of paint would result in it peeling off and rusting, like you said, in the right conditions.

"Leaf" from a wrought iron ivy gate? You can buy cheap versions here that are just painted black. Not sure if they would rust like that, but....