Illustrated here is a find similar to one we featured last week. It a saddle pommel, of a type that has been given a date range of 1500-1650.
This example was found several years since by Bill Wiggins, who had no idea what it was. Bill said he was very interested to see the pommel on my website last week, which was sent in by Colin Pearson, for it enabled him to identify one of his finds.
This is a good example of what can happen when you share finds with other detectorists. A mystery can sometimes be solved when an identification is provided for a find that you have had for many years and not known what it was.