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    A PRETTY INTERESTING "A" THINGY MA JIG * CIVIL WAR COMPANY LETTER? ARTILLERY?

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ID:	633569got an invite from Scott (401k) to come down and do a group hunt with Drew(charlives) and Terry RI and a few other guys.we had to meet them at 11 am so me and Rebel (roger) headed out at 7 am to a cellar hole.not many targets at the hole.think Dan & George may have been here previously but i managed to get this letter"A" rivet type thing (IH penny is for size reference)
    It definitely went on a leather strap with the rivet on back but my question is....is this a civil war company letter perhaps that went on something?
    at the farm field i got a few flat buttons,one scott backmarked designed one piece and a few other trinkets.thanks for the invite Scott! was nice to finally meet them and a great day out to detect.REALLY interested as to what this "A" rivet type thing is.any help would be so much appreciated!
    got one response from a forum member quoting this below..............

    Just saw your piece and wanted to let you know I dug the exact same item .Well I say exact not quite as mine had the number 4 in it instead of a letter. I dug my piece in an area of confederate activity. I dug a script I and a Gardner bullet with my piece.It was yrs ago and my piece was damaged.I got to messing with it and broke it even more.I had not seen another like it until I saw yours. I assumed it was something post war so it got tossed into some junk box and for the life of me don't have a clue as to what ever happened to it.I swear it was made identical to yours but with a number instead of the letter.even the background in the disc was the same.I'll look around , doubt I'll find it but I'm goin to look now. Mine was dug in a confederate camping area in the low country of SC. It's definitely got me curious as to what it is now.Nice finds congrats!
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    Last edited by HEAVYMETALNUT; May 07, 2012 at 08:13 PM.
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    us
    Dec 2011
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    Wow! Very interesting! Well done!!
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    us
    Jun 2011
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    no doubt somebody here will come up with an accurate ID. it's really cool though, whatever it is

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    The Green Digger'

    May 2012
    Minnnesota
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    Interesting! Could it be a stamp? Or a seal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Pulltab Collector View Post
    Interesting! Could it be a stamp? Or a seal?
    nah I don't think so.not with this type of horse tack rivet.it was affixed to a peice of leather or fabric
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    us
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    Great bunch of finds for sure

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    us
    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
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    Nice stuff. I love the "golden age" Ives Scott & Co. button. 1830s - 40s.

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    by the author.

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    Charter Member

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    That's a group of nice finds Dave!!! I have never seen the "A' device before. If it was smaller, it is constructed like a cuff link. The back is not constructed like a small rosette. The stippled field behind the "A" is interesting too. I'll look through my relic books. HH. Quindy.
    Everyone will make a good find on occasion. The challenge is to find CW relics consistently.

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    us
    real pirate

    May 2011
    NE Ohio
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    great hunt men. HH

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    Quote Originally Posted by VOL1266-X View Post
    That's a group of nice finds Dave!!! I have never seen the "A' device before. If it was smaller, it is constructed like a cuff link. The back is not constructed like a small rosette. The stippled field behind the "A" is interesting too. I'll look through my relic books. HH. Quindy.
    thanks Quindy! hope ya find something on this
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    Charter Member

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    Dave, I did not find the "A" relic in my CW relic books so I sent the pics to a friend who is a relic expert. He says it could be a device from an Indian Wars bayonet scabbard. He said the post CW Springfield rifle bayonet scabbards had a device with a US on them just like that. Nice find, Quindy.
    Everyone will make a good find on occasion. The challenge is to find CW relics consistently.

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    Rob

    Apr 2012
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    Interesting and cool find, look forward to a possitive I.D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VOL1266-X View Post
    Dave, I did not find the "A" relic in my CW relic books so I sent the pics to a friend who is a relic expert. He says it could be a device from an Indian Wars bayonet scabbard. He said the post CW Springfield rifle bayonet scabbards had a device with a US on them just like that. Nice find, Quindy.
    thanks Quindy! so chances are it's a company letter? or Artllery?
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    Apr 2012
    Desert
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    My first thought was also cufflink, but could be insignia of some sort?

    The textured back may have been a bonding surface for a rotted contrast material.

    Example: typewriter cufflink of the 1940s. Just imagine a more antiquated backing.

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    Last edited by Ammonhotep; May 09, 2012 at 01:30 PM.
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    Apr 2012
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    Actually, come to think of it, I'm going to call it a "collar disk." Earlier than "Type I" on this site: Dating Metallic Insignia: Collar Disks

    This looks pretty close:

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    Furthermore, I'm going to say that "A" stands for assassin.
    Last edited by Ammonhotep; May 09, 2012 at 02:13 PM.
    -- Ammo

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    Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?”

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