Join Date: May 2014
The un identified item to me looks like the metal that solidified in the ladle as the pour of the molten iron was carried out.
After the metal total solidified the ladle was tapped out and this casting of the inside of the ladle was made?
When I made lead soldiers I would end up with the same shaped object of lead which I would throw back into the smelting container.
Sad to see the old matchlock posts coming up. I will toast himwith a glass of wine tonight.