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  1. #1
    Feb 2007
    The Constituition State
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    Buckle piece....

    Been awhile…Haven’t done much detecting in the past year…I found this piece of buckle in the woods along a small lake today…The lake is one I’ve kayaked on for years, but I always assumed it was man-made…Last week I came across an old postcard that showed an old mill on the lakes bank..Seems that activity in the area dates pretty far back..

    I figured I’d take my detector and go for a paddle this morning and check out a couple of spots…
    I stopped at a small area that juts out into the lake and this was the third signal I dug….It was about 4-5 inched deep…Didn’t think much of it…and didn’t think it was that old….I spent about 20 minutes there and dug a memorial cent and a clad quarter.. The other spots I stopped at were full of "Partiers" junk which was discouraging…

    Folks over at "What is it?" tell me it’s colonial period…if so…it’s my oldest find to date…Guess I’d better go back…Thanks for looking….

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  2. #2
    Id rather be there ^ than here

    Jul 2010
    Naples, Fl
    whites M6, Surfmaster PI

    Re: Buckle piece....

    Wow!!!! very cool buckle
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  3. #3
    Nov 2008
    NW NJ
    Whites IDXPro
    31 times

    Re: Buckle piece....

    Nice Colonial Buckle, definitely some more relics (coins?) hiding around there. Good Luck on your next trip!


  4. #4
    Charter Member

    Jun 2006
    Moonlight and Magnolias
    Fisher F75, Fisher 1266-X and Tesoro Silver µMax
    3481 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (5)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Buckle piece....

    That is certainly a 1700s shoe buckle chape. Now all you need to do is zero in on the site. It's possible that it is a random drop, but most likely there was a structure close by somewhere.


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    c.1812-1815 Planter's Bank Counterstamped cut segment of an 8 Reales (75-100 examples known)
    1834 J. Hall Walker & Walton New Orleans Hard Times Token (8-15 examples known)
    Kentucky Military Institute Button
    War of 1812 Navy Cuff Button
    TWO Louisiana Pelican Civil War Coat Buttons
    TWO Louisiana Pelican Civil War Cuff Buttons
    c. 1802-1808 Artillery Button
    New York Civil War Coat Button
    General Staff Officer's Civil War Button
    Two Eagle "I" Cuff Buttons
    One General Service Eagle Button
    "In Hoc Signo Vinces" Masonic Sword Belt Plate
    TWO antebellum coin silver "twin hearts" rings
    Mexican War era medallion from an officer's stirrup
    Bingham Miliary School Cap Badge
    Two 1807's and an 1808 Half Reale
    1835 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1842 and 1845 1/4 Francs
    1858-O Seated Quarter
    1854-O (or 1855-O) Seated Quarter
    1906-O and 1916 Barber Quarters
    1839-O, 1842, 1842-O, 1857, 1876, 1887 and one dateless Seated Dimes
    1842, 1849, 1853, THREE 1853-O's THREE 1854-O's, 1855-O, TWO 1857's, 1858-O, and 1860 Seated Half Dimes
    1895-O Barber Half Dollar
    1899-O and 1900-O Barber Dimes
    1942, 1943, and 1957-D Washington Quarters
    Dateless Braided Hair Large Cent
    Antique Silver Ring
    1867 and three dateless Shield Nickels
    Two Sword Hangers
    Civil War bullets: Minieballs, Maynard Carbine, .69 Round, Colt Pistol, Canteen Spouts, Sabre Belt Rig
    IH's, Beefaloes, V Nickels, and GawGag
    Two Tungsten Carbide Wedding Bands and a Silver Ring from the Beach

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