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    More Dug Tonight-- Colonial Era? Massachusetts property

    Hi everyone!

    John just texted me some new photos from this evening's metal detecting. He wanted to test out his new pointer, and boy did it deliver. We are very interested in figuring out what these things are! Especially cool is the Shield button/broach. We keep finding large, crude pewter or silver spoons. Perhaps the troop that may have camped along the stream on the property had mess kits? Would love to hear your thoughts. Enjoy! ~Lisa & John
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    I would say you're in and around the colonial era...

    Forgive me if I'm too forward, but can I see the back of that spoon I ask because I want to see if it's stamped or from a mold.

    Nice digs!


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    No problem, Scrappy. See attached. What do you think?

    L&D
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    I love old pieces of history like that I also thank you for sharing the pics I'm not very educated in that area but fun to look at. I would love to detect somewhere that old!!!Good job!!!
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    Is that a...HAMMERED silver !?!?..
    Ddf
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    Ddf...is there a way we can tell? A few weeks ago, we found an even crude big spoon---looked like the spoon part had been soldered or hammered onto the handle. I'll ask John to text me photos and will upload them tomorrow. Any idea about age? Maybe I'll Google for Revolutionary War soldier's mess kits...if there was such a thing. Lisa

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    You have a Colonial period lead seal, what is probably a horse brass item, and the triangle thing a belt or strap tip, maybe also horse/harness related. Good finds, but par for the course there... nothing too significant.
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    I find it very significant - I live to find stuff like that up here - its all good signs youre in the right area
    don't know what youre using for machines or if you are hunting in all metal to get maximum depth - or how fast you swing
    but you slow down and use max sensitivity you can and I see you finding smaller silver(1/2 reales) and smaller buttons too there
    save this link in your favorites - may help you down the road with some of your colonial spoons IDs
    being from Ma. ive found many pieces of the types of spoons that are in this book - bowl pieces with markings and handle pieces that are
    identifiable - I have found one complete trefid spoon - that is one of my prize relics - I believe the larger one you just found may be late 1600s early 1700s
    looks like most of the buttons you found are from the 1700s - keep it up


    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch View Post
    You have a Colonial period lead seal, what is probably a horse brass item, and the triangle thing a belt or strap tip, maybe also horse/harness related. Good finds, but par for the course there... nothing too significant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch View Post
    You have a Colonial period lead seal, what is probably a horse brass item, and the triangle thing a belt or strap tip, maybe also horse/harness related. Good finds, but par for the course there... nothing too significant.
    Agreed, the Lead Seal is most likely a Cloth Seal.
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    Congrats on a nice assortment of finds
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    Congratualtions on the very productive relic hunt!
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    That triangular piece is likely a saddle shield. Nice finds!
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    Happy to know what they are, thanks Iron. Makes sense because of the 60-stall barn that once existed on the property during it's tavern days. -L&J

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch View Post
    You have a Colonial period lead seal, what is probably a horse brass item, and the triangle thing a belt or strap tip, maybe also horse/harness related. Good finds, but par for the course there... nothing too significant.

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    Thanks for the awesome link and your advice, Casper! Having a blast. L&J
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