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    Mar 2016
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    3 Colonial shoe buckles and Colonial Silver!!

    Went out for a hunt today with two fellow members of TNet, (Vineyarder, Dig-MV) we decided to check out an old field in the middle of the woods. The field is located in a very old area of our hometown and is pretty close to several colonial homesites. We have spend a couple of days in areas close to the field, walking cart trails and finding some pretty decent finds but never spent anytime in the field until today.
    Started off slow until I headed up towards one end of the field into the woods and noticed what could possibly have been a cellar hole and a trash pit. Got myself a nice 12-43 on the Etrac and dug my first ever 1 Reale! Called the guys over to check it out and we then spent the next two hours on the edge of the field near the cellar hole. Ended up with a pocket full of old buttons and and 3 complete shoe buckles. My collection of complete shoe buckles doubled in size in a single day! Cant wait to get back out to the site and do some more digging to see what else we can find! If anyone has any info on what the purple glass looking thing is or the medallion please let me know!

    HH and thanks for looking!

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  2. #2
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    Nov 2012
    Maryland
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    Boy, I'd love to play in your sandbox but its 500 miles away.
    Those buckles are great.
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    I believe you have two shoe buckles and a lone knee buckle. The reale is a sweet find, and the purple glass is a horse bridal rosette. All is old and wicked cool. Congrats on it all, that's a hellava hunt

    Syeve
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    "Take the detecta-drama elsewhere - I'm just here to dig!"


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 14
    Transitional US State Coppers - 9
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 131
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 107
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - Weíll over a 1000

    Favourite Finds:
    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 Regal King George II Farthing
    1776 Counter King George iii





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    Excellent hunt,,
    Man,, would I love to find some Spanish Silver.
    Congrats
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  6. #6
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    art

    Dec 2015
    Maryland's eastern shore
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    Very nice old finds congrats
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    Wow, thats a whole mess of quality finds Shoe buckles are some of my favorite relics and I've only gotten one complete with with the chape and tongue. Typically I just find the frames. I agree with Scrappy, the smaller one on the left is a knee buckle and its in great shape. Congrats on the killer Spanish silver too.

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    Sep 2013
    New England
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    Great day in the morning....nice hunt.
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    Sep 2003
    Allentown Pa.
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    awsome finds!!
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  10. #10
    us
    Dec 2006
    Colonial Virginia
    XP Deus Teknetics T2
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    Awesome finds. I've only found 1 complete 18th century shoe buckle but it's pretty beat up. Your example are in great shape!
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    ca
    May 2008
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    Yeah, I'd be happy with just one of those complete shoe buckles. Still on my list.

  12. #12
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    Feb 2005
    Three Rivers
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    Those are some sweet relics

    HH Jer
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    Mar 2016
    Martha's Vineyard
    Minelab Etrac
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    Thanks guys! If the hunt had ended after one shoe buckle I would have been a happy camper but to dig another complete one and a nice knee buckle I was on cloud nine!! Still have so much more of the field to hunt and can't wait to get back out there.

  14. #14
    us
    Apr 2013
    Eastern Massachusetts
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    Well done! That is a fantastic bunch of finds. The reale is gorgeous, and I love, love love the buckles!
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  15. #15
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Upstate NY
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    Now that's what i would call a successful hunt. Congrats!
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    Best Finds:

    1786 Vermont Landscape Copper (Ryder 7 variety)
    1787 Vermont Copper
    1787 New Jersey Copper (Maris 63 variety)
    1797 and 1804 DBLCs
    George Washington Inaugural Button (GW 1 type)
    1872 Indian Head Cent (VF/EF condition)
    1866 Indian Head Cent (EF condition)
    1864 "L" Indian Head Cent
    Hard Times Tokens---2
    1840 Gen. Harrison Campaign Token
    1832 Nova Scotia Halfpenny Token
    Two cent pieces---7
    1721 King George I
    1732 King George II
    Barber Half dollars---3
    War Of 1812 Shoulder Belt Plate

 

 
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