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  1. #1
    ca
    May 2008
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    First Colonial Cuff-Link, or half of, plus cool sm. Button.

    Got out to a plowed field yesterday (sorry busy) And the very first signal was the colonial cuff link, please correct me if I am wrong on the ID, and if anyone recognizes the design please say so, that would be awesome. So I had pretty high hopes. I got 3 or 4 buttons in a rather short time. As there were targets literally on top of the ground I do intend to go back at least one more time.

    I had found no less than 10 coppers in this field, and felt confident I would get another, well I did get a copper, well to be more accurate a copper / nickel coin, a belgium 1 frank but only 1951, probably the newest find from this field, but at least I did get a coin. And as I remember it probably the first ever from Belgium coin.

    All in All a good day.



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  2. #2
    ca
    Oct 2009
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    you gotta be close to a good site, any nice old button with a good design is always welcome to your collection!!
    hopefully you get the coins next time
    ...if you think I'm a pain in the neck, it's lower, lower,little bit lower, too low, higher, there ya go.....

  3. #3
    Although I have never seen one like that I think it might be a urn/mourning button. But it sure would be a weird shape.... the things that look like two 8s.
    Last edited by Iron Patch; Apr 28, 2012 at 01:06 AM.

  4. #4
    us
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    YES - looks like mourning urn - similar to those used to honor GW
    "Casper" - coincidence -check it out - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casper_(name) -
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    Some good finds, perhaps the chance for a early Silver from this site. This cuff is similar to the one you found UK Finds Database - - - UKDFD

    SS

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher View Post


    Some good finds, perhaps the chance for a early Silver from this site. This cuff is similar to the one you found UK Finds Database - - - UKDFD

    SS
    SS nailed it, IP was on track along with others.
    Spot-on date range from the UKDFD as per norm - 1780s-1830. The 'Urn' design is thought to be mourning related although the concept came from the 'Grand Tour' era when wealthy Gentlemen brought back Roman/Greek Urns to decorate their houses. (sign of opulence & wealth)
    Last edited by CRUSADER; Apr 28, 2012 at 06:11 AM.
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  7. #7
    us
    Jun 2007
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    Great bunch of finds

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    SS nailed it, IP was on track along with others.
    Spot-on date range from the UKDFD as per norm - 1780s-1830. The 'Urn' design is thought to be mourning related although the co ncept came from the 'Grand Tour' era when wealthy Gentlemen brought back Roman/Greek Urns to decorate their houses. (sign of opulence & wealth)
    Here's a Silver one, scroll down the page on the left. silversimon

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    SS nailed it, IP was on track along with others.
    Spot-on date range from the UKDFD as per norm - 1780s-1830. The 'Urn' design is thought to be mourning related although the concept came from the 'Grand Tour' era when wealthy Gentlemen brought back Roman/Greek Urns to decorate their houses. (sign of opulence & wealth)

    Not sure how he nailed it if I was only on track, because it's not a match. I have seen quite a few of these buttons in the last 10 years and never one with that particular design.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch View Post
    Not sure how he nailed it if I was only on track, because it's not a match. I have seen quite a few of these buttons in the last 10 years and never one with that particular design.
    Nothing to nail really, just like the one posted, there are quite a few about with the urn style..finding a exact match would be hard if not impossible.

    SS

  11. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher View Post
    Nothing to nail really, just like the one posted, there are quite a few about with the urn style..finding a exact match would be hard if not impossible.

    SS

    As I said I have paid attention to these for about 10 years and seen many, but never one looking anything like that. I do believe it's a urn, and that is what I said in my first post, but what you're posting is the typical type, and that is not what he found. So at min. it's a very interesting and unusual urn button, and at most we're all wrong and it's something that just resembles a Urn. I did do a quick search on urns and seems they did vary in design but even in those pictures I didn't see one that I considered to be a good match. Now only if it had Washington written on it!

  12. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch View Post
    As I said I have paid attention to these for about 10 years and seen many, but never one looking anything like that. I do believe it's a urn, and that is what I said in my first post, but what you're posting is the typical type, and that is not what he found. So at min. it's a very interesting and unusual urn button, and at most we're all wrong and it's something that just resembles a Urn. I did do a quick search on urns and seems they did vary in design but even in those pictures I didn't see one that I considered to be a good match. Now only if it had Washington written on it!
    Yes I agree...but I think it is the funerary type urn that's typical in the ones posted, just different.

    SS

  13. #13
    ca
    Mar 2011
    nova scotia
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    nice you always find the cool stuff

  14. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch View Post
    As I said I have paid attention to these for about 10 years and seen many, but never one looking anything like that. I do believe it's a urn, and that is what I said in my first post, but what you're posting is the typical type, and that is not what he found. So at min. it's a very interesting and unusual urn button, and at most we're all wrong and it's something that just resembles a Urn. I did do a quick search on urns and seems they did vary in design but even in those pictures I didn't see one that I considered to be a good match. Now only if it had Washington written on it!
    I've seen many similar Urns to that one, as SS said, if you want a match you will be looking a while.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' - me 25/06/08
    How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground.' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.

  15. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    I've seen many similar Urns to that one, as SS said, if you want a match you will be looking a while.

    Isn't that a contradiction?

    I've seen many of the typical type and can probably post three more within 10 minutes. I'd estimate I've seen about 20, maybe more, and every last one is just like the one in the link, or at least very close. (certainly not like Rick's button) Where the usual ones differ is most are plated, but some are engraved, and once in a while it's a round button... but they are quite a bit harder to come by.

 

 
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