Mysterious Bronze X
New to the forum, and looking for an answer to a mystery. My mom picked up this strange bronze x at an auction in central Virginia.
My mom is convinced its some kind of cross, but I think since it's not a true cross shape (more of an x) it's probably a rustic pot rest.
There are also some hatch marks on one side that are almost impossible to read. They might just be from banging around with farm implements at the auction house, or it could be roman numerals?
Any help you guys can give would be amazing! We just want to solve this little mystery....
thanks in advance!