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    Colonial to Civil War including 1600's silver!!!! Angel or Demon???

    I got out yesterday for a few short hours to check on the status of some spots and even managed to get some digging in. Also in this post was a hunt from last week that I did not get around to posting yet. lets start there first.

    This was a colonial site that had multiple house sites along a lone and long ridge. The earliest certainly was 1600's based on history and finds and the latest seemed to be just at the american civil war (1861-1865) due to other finds made there. This was an iron INFESTED site and I worked slow during my entire time there and managed to pick out a few targets. Seven buttons from the mid to late 1700s popped out, as well as plenty of brass and pewter. The U.S. marked lock face was an example of the type of tones dug...iron and brass combined.

    At the end of the hunt I finally heard what I knew was going to be a piece of cut silver and what turned out actually was better. This was a 1600's spot based on the delftware tile frags and other items (copper heart stud). So while I was hoping for a nice cob, i instead was looking at an angel...or is it a demon hmmm. Not sure if it is a broken buckle or broach of some sort...will do some looking into it, but very cool indeed. I love personal pieces, especially early ones.

    Well on to yesterday...short and sweet...almost every field was still planted, so I hunted two old standby fields on the same property that were open and both produced a little. Total for about 2.5 hours were 7 buttons and a neat little cuff link (did not know I had it until I unfolded it). This site ranges from 1600s to 1860s as well and I did manage to sniff out an Indian Head Penny (Fatty) (1859-1863). While it was not colonial silver...it did make my trip worth while. This one particular house had burned...wonder what the large brass item was? It is a heavy think that is for sure.

    On the way home I stopped and checked out a local battle site and managed to dig a fired civil war three ringer. Also means I added 15 more colonial and 1800s buttons to the relic case!


    HH

    Dan
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    Congrats on the great assortment of quality finds. Well done.
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    Congrats on that history packed hunt.
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    Nice work Dan,
    I can tell by the finds you had to move slow and work for it.
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    gb
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    Hi,

    I think your silver is part of a heart shaped brooch, the remains of a constriction for the pin can be seen on the left hand side. These brooches are usually called luckenbooths, however they are usually either plain or more often with a crown at the top. I can't find any with an angel so I'm not 100% it counts as a luckenbooth.

    There's a few examples here: Bow Well Antiques

    Jamie
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    Dan great button selection and relics. Those signals you were hearing weren't all the exciting ones we'd like to hear, but just look at your pile of awesomeness.

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    A great hunt! Lots of relics there. The angel/devil brooch is cool!

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    Brooch is real cool! Great bunch of finds spanning history! Nice

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    Colonial to Civil War including 1600's silver!!!! Angel or Demon???

    That cherub brooch is beyond cool and the fatty Indian is better than I did yesterday.

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    Maybe it was with some bones......
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    I agree with Joey - that's definitely a cherub face which was a very popular colonial image. And it looks like it's 18th century or maybe earlier. Very cool find, and definitely more interesting than a cut piece.
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    If intact that brooch would have easily been a banner find. It's still neat as is.

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    I would call that either a demonic angel . . . or an angelic demon. Either one gives me the willies. But a lot of nice stuff there, bud.

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    Its a Cherub & a nice find!
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    Nice variety of finds. That's a fun hunt

 

 
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