What is this? Can anyone identify this artifact?

Carmichael

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Jul 14, 2019
This artifact (hollow, conical shaped, iron) was found approximately six inches under ground near a civil war era fort in Washington, D.C. We suspect it may be an artillery or cannon ball fuse, although we haven't been able to find a conical example on-line. Any idea what this is?

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Seduzal

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Sorry no clue..but just a guess. It could be a wedge of some kind the hole for a pin to hold the wedge in place?
 

Batty67

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Dec 23, 2017
Total speculation, but looks like the end-cap of a pole meant to be jammed into the ground, such as flag, guidon, or maybe even a tent pole.
 

rebelatsea

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Kent ,England.
Total speculation, but looks like the end-cap of a pole meant to be jammed into the ground, such as flag, guidon, or maybe even a tent pole.
Had the same idea, but thought maybe the opposite end - the top - with the hole being for a fixing screw or nail, or maybe to hold a decorative tail.
 
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