Stirrup
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19
Like Tree10Likes

Thread: Stirrup

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2008
    396
    353 times

    Stirrup

    I found this old brass stirrup today in some woods that have produced CW buttons, but I'm not sure of it's age--can anyone help me? Thanks!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	P1010054.JPG 
Views:	115 
Size:	184.6 KB 
ID:	1250091   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	P1010055.JPG 
Views:	127 
Size:	157.8 KB 
ID:	1250092   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	P1010056.JPG 
Views:	114 
Size:	185.6 KB 
ID:	1250093  
    Last edited by jhamner; Dec 22, 2015 at 12:13 PM. Reason: fix misspelling

  2. #2
    Charter Member
    us
    bolle

    Sep 2014
    W. Nevada / N. CA
    XP Deus; Minelab E-Trac; Son (Wyatt) uses XP Deus!
    2,396
    2910 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Looks good to me!!! It is an old one for sure. We had found one similar at a camp site out our way many years ago. Sad thing is we didn't know what it was and threw it back into some sagebrush! Now knowing what it was and it's age' we can't find it! Someone should be able to give ya a date. I'm thinking late 1800's, but that's just a guess.
    I's this was a full-time job; I would always want to go to work!!!

  3. #3
    Cant help on the age, but it is a real nice find.

  4. #4
    us
    art

    Dec 2015
    Maryland's eastern shore
    whites MXTPro whites MXSport
    16,160
    13019 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Nice find for sure congrats
    Growing old is not for sissies I thought it would take longer to get old.

  5. #5
    us
    Dec 2008
    396
    353 times
    Quote Originally Posted by basque-man View Post
    Looks good to me!!! It is an old one for sure. We had found one similar at a camp site out our way many years ago. Sad thing is we didn't know what it was and threw it back into some sagebrush! Now knowing what it was and it's age' we can't find it! Someone should be able to give ya a date. I'm thinking late 1800's, but that's just a guess.
    Thanks so much for looking and the information!

  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2008
    396
    353 times
    Quote Originally Posted by Trezurehunter View Post
    Cant help on the age, but it is a real nice find.
    Thank you!

  7. #7
    us
    Dec 2008
    396
    353 times
    Quote Originally Posted by trapperart View Post
    Nice find for sure congrats
    Thanks, trapperart!

  8. #8
    us
    coppersmith

    Oct 2013
    brunswick md
    WHITES 5900, MXT 300, MXT PRO, MXT ALL PRO/ 8X6 SEF COIL
    8,344
    4453 times
    Relic Hunting
    DANG THING LOOKS BRAND NEW , WELL PRESERVED .

  9. #9
    us
    Dec 2008
    396
    353 times
    Quote Originally Posted by sutphin View Post
    DANG THING LOOKS BRAND NEW , WELL PRESERVED .
    Yes--it was buried down in some woods soil-no fertilizer to eat away at it! Whenever this heavy rain stops, I'm going back and try and find the other one. Thanks!

  10. #10
    us
    CreakyKnees

    Dec 2015
    Alexandria, Virginia
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Pro Pointer AT
    20
    7 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    It looks like a design that was in use in various forms from the American revolution through the Civil War. Is there any detail to the roundrels on either side? I've seen a lot that have eagles or military seals in high relief cast onto them. I don't know your location (state), but if you found this in an area where you've dug CW artifacts, it's possible that it could be an inexpensive (brass) CSA stirrup of quasi-military design. Also, are there any seams that might make it look like it was cast? Either way, awesome find!

  11. #11
    us
    Dec 2008
    396
    353 times
    Quote Originally Posted by CreakyKnees View Post
    It looks like a design that was in use in various forms from the American revolution through the Civil War. Is there any detail to the roundrels on either side? I've seen a lot that have eagles or military seals in high relief cast onto them. I don't know your location (state), but if you found this in an area where you've dug CW artifacts, it's possible that it could be an inexpensive (brass) CSA stirrup of quasi-military design. Also, are there any seams that might make it look like it was cast? Either way, awesome find!
    Thanks so much for this very useful information! I can find no seams at all. In fact, each side looks a little different from the other like they were hand finished. The medallions and parts just below them are almost sharp on the edges. I, too, thought Militia Officer's stirrup when I first dug it--wondered if it ever had rosettes attached where these medallion shapes are. Thanks for the info.!
    P.S. Location is central Virginia. Other items found near this stirrup--North Carolina seal with plain back and star in channel, several Robinson V.M.I. buttons, a Confederate wreath, a Georgia button, etc.

  12. #12
    stefen
    Quote Originally Posted by jhamner View Post
    Yes--it was buried down in some woods soil-no fertilizer to eat away at it! Whenever this heavy rain stops, I'm going back and try and find the other one. Thanks!
    Certainly not US army issue used on MacClelland saddles....

    Looks to be Hession or Polish made...

  13. #13
    us
    Dec 2008
    396
    353 times
    Quote Originally Posted by stefen View Post
    Certainly not US army issue used on MacClelland saddles....

    Looks to be Hession or Polish made...
    Thanks for your comments, stefen. I will definitely pursue your leads!

  14. #14
    us
    Coin licker

    Jun 2013
    New Jersey
    Minelab Excalibur II XP Deus Garrett pro pointer XP Deus MI-6 pinpointer
    9,526
    10928 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    That baby is sweet, nice find.
    I love this hobby so much, now I'm a coin licker!

  15. #15
    us
    CreakyKnees

    Dec 2015
    Alexandria, Virginia
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Pro Pointer AT
    20
    7 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    You have an awesome find there. I've been researching period stirrups in North America, and there are a couple of similar items for sale on eBay and antiques for sale sites (yeah, I'm a research geek). I'm just guessing when I wonder if it was cast (sand cast and then likely filed and polished), but if it was cast, it's possible that due to the quality (even after 100+ years in the ground) it would very likely have been an officer's stirrup. Unless it was made or sold to a person of means other that an officer. I dug up a couple of example pictures to post for you to look at. Apparently, it was common to put a leather plug on the gap on the tread area where the bottom of the foot goes. Even in the very beginning of the industrial age (late 1700s to late 1800s in my humble opinion), handmade metal furnishings such your stirrup account for the variations of equipment used in the Civil War. Officers generally were required to purchase their own equipment and uniforms, and had leeway to purchase whatever they saw fit. I can see that there would be variations of equipment issued to Confederate enlisted cavalry as the Confederacy was a grassroots ad-hoc government. Anyway, enough of my windbaggery.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	dragoon-stirrup.jpg 
Views:	79 
Size:	372.8 KB 
ID:	1251010Click image for larger version. 

Name:	0.jpeg 
Views:	72 
Size:	31.0 KB 
ID:	1251011
    against the wind likes this.

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Our first stirrup...
    By FiveBees in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Jun 30, 2015, 06:36 AM
  2. Axe, stirrup, and others
    By sonnyjam in forum What Is It?
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: May 21, 2015, 08:28 PM
  3. Pin and Stirrup help please...
    By Bunker in forum What Is It?
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Sep 02, 2010, 04:28 PM
  4. Stirrup age?
    By kuger in forum What Is It?
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Jan 17, 2010, 11:08 PM
  5. is this a CW stirrup?
    By bcs123 in forum Civil War
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Mar 09, 2009, 04:14 PM

Tags for this Thread

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0