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    Weekly Round Up- Regiment of Artillerist, Tiny silver, and 2nd SC!

    Hey guys,

    Got to dig a few times this past week as the overgrowth on some of my honey holes starts to die back with the colder weather. While I've pounded most of these sites, it never hurts to seek out the sections that you know everyone else have been avoiding...poison ivy, briers, etc...the areas where the only way to swing is crawling on all fours

    Needless to say the strategy has been paying off. One of my favorites didn't look like much out of the ground. Standard cuff sized flat button...but a bit of careful cleaning with cold peroxide and a q-tip reveal what was hiding underneath- 3rd Regiment of Artillerist cuff (1811-1813). I've dug the later "CORPS" varieties but the script A was definitely a surprise.

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    Here's the coat version from Albert's

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    The next button is still a bit of a mystery. Construction is certainly 18th century, copper based metal with silver plate, and a braised loop shank. In the right light I can see a script 2 at the center with 2 concentric rings around the border. Possibly a 2nd SC officer button, but I'm still working to confirm. At any rate an interesting dig that's driving me crazy.

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    A bit further from the site I dug another button- 20th century stamped copper depicting 2 men sword fighting. Props to fyrffytr1 for the ID

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    Did score one nice 35mm dandy button

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    Working the area did produce a few other flat buttons that range from 1800-1830.

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    Any site with buttons usual means coins are nearby as well. The first target came in slamming in 18khz on the XP. Unfortunately due to brick and roots, recovery was challenging...as evident from the shovel nick

    Still pretty cool...I'll be it a random Swedish coin- 1/12 Skilling 1808

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    Also pulled a nice tiny 1839 half dime from the same area

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    Among the other digs was a pewter knee buckle, lead ingot, and lock plate.

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    A question for all the construction material experts- what were these copper nails with the square ends used for? I always find them among the old brick ruins at my early sites.

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    Last an interesting piece of hand blown glass- suspect it was once a 18th century chandelier ornament.

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    That about covers it, another productive week in the lowcountry. Thanks for looking and good luck out there

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    Last edited by VMI Digger; Nov 13, 2017 at 06:28 PM.
    2018 Best Coins

    -1721 Rosa Americana
    -1727-1760 KGII
    -1781 1 Real
    -1783 Nova Constellatio
    -1786 1/2 Real
    -1797 1 Real
    -1805, 1816 Large Cent
    -1859, 1888 IHP
    -1867 Shield Nickle

    Oldest Coin To Date: 1607 Philip III 1/2 Real Cob

    2018 Best Relics

    -82nd Regiment of Foot
    -1812 Rifleman Regiment
    -1819 Navy officer button
    -1820 Patriotic cockade button
    -1660-1720 buckle
    -1500-1650 strap buckle pair
    -Pewter pipe fragment
    -SC militia button
    -General service eagles

  2. #2
    Nice finds! Your last crystal piece is identical to an 18th century decanter stopper that I found diving. I have found a couple of different types. HH---
    Keith

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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by SC Keith View Post
    Nice finds! Your last crystal piece is identical to an 18th century decanter stopper that I found diving. I have found a couple of different types. HH---
    Keith
    Thanks for the updated ID on that glass Keith, love to see a picture of an intact one of you've still got it.
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    2018 Best Coins

    -1721 Rosa Americana
    -1727-1760 KGII
    -1781 1 Real
    -1783 Nova Constellatio
    -1786 1/2 Real
    -1797 1 Real
    -1805, 1816 Large Cent
    -1859, 1888 IHP
    -1867 Shield Nickle

    Oldest Coin To Date: 1607 Philip III 1/2 Real Cob

    2018 Best Relics

    -82nd Regiment of Foot
    -1812 Rifleman Regiment
    -1819 Navy officer button
    -1820 Patriotic cockade button
    -1660-1720 buckle
    -1500-1650 strap buckle pair
    -Pewter pipe fragment
    -SC militia button
    -General service eagles

  4. #4
    us
    Prospector

    Jun 2008
    Northern Alabama
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    Very nice variety of finds and keepers! Good job!
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    us
    art

    Dec 2015
    Maryland's eastern shore
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    Congrats on a nice assortment of finds
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    Growing old is not for sissies I thought it would take longer to get old.

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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by scruggs View Post
    Very nice variety of finds and keepers! Good job!
    Much appreciated Scruggs
    2018 Best Coins

    -1721 Rosa Americana
    -1727-1760 KGII
    -1781 1 Real
    -1783 Nova Constellatio
    -1786 1/2 Real
    -1797 1 Real
    -1805, 1816 Large Cent
    -1859, 1888 IHP
    -1867 Shield Nickle

    Oldest Coin To Date: 1607 Philip III 1/2 Real Cob

    2018 Best Relics

    -82nd Regiment of Foot
    -1812 Rifleman Regiment
    -1819 Navy officer button
    -1820 Patriotic cockade button
    -1660-1720 buckle
    -1500-1650 strap buckle pair
    -Pewter pipe fragment
    -SC militia button
    -General service eagles

  7. #7
    us
    Feb 2014
    Lowcountry, South Carolina
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    Quote Originally Posted by trapperart View Post
    Congrats on a nice assortment of finds
    Thanks Art, hopefully a few more good buttons out there before we wrap up 2017
    2018 Best Coins

    -1721 Rosa Americana
    -1727-1760 KGII
    -1781 1 Real
    -1783 Nova Constellatio
    -1786 1/2 Real
    -1797 1 Real
    -1805, 1816 Large Cent
    -1859, 1888 IHP
    -1867 Shield Nickle

    Oldest Coin To Date: 1607 Philip III 1/2 Real Cob

    2018 Best Relics

    -82nd Regiment of Foot
    -1812 Rifleman Regiment
    -1819 Navy officer button
    -1820 Patriotic cockade button
    -1660-1720 buckle
    -1500-1650 strap buckle pair
    -Pewter pipe fragment
    -SC militia button
    -General service eagles

  8. #8

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    Still can't believe that Swedish coin. I knew once I saw the Skilling on there that it had to be Scandinavian. Cant be very common to find over here, especially since we never dig coppers. Congrats on the awesome buttons. Cant wait to get back to digging that site
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    2018 Best Finds

    Coins:
    1830 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1859 IHP

    Relics:
    82nd Regiment of Foot Button
    C. Rowley Confederate Block I Button
    1808-1830 State Militia Rifles Eagle Button
    Union GS Infantry Cuff Button
    King George II Trade Weight
    Duke of Wellington Commemorative Button

  9. #9
    us
    Aug 2017
    Long Island, NY
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    That skilling is a really nice find , especially that old! I pulled a 1903 swedish 5 ORE not to long ago.Thats funny mine was under a ton of roots and it was a pain to get to but luckily i didnt hit it. I love the crown on the back side. Nice job on seated and the awesome buttons too!
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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stef45 View Post
    Still can't believe that Swedish coin. I knew once I saw the Skilling on there that it had to be Scandinavian. Cant be very common to find over here, especially since we never dig coppers. Congrats on the awesome buttons. Cant wait to get back to digging that site
    Arty button is my favorite of the bunch, but nice call on the Swedish coin. Hopefully you'll did another this week
    2018 Best Coins

    -1721 Rosa Americana
    -1727-1760 KGII
    -1781 1 Real
    -1783 Nova Constellatio
    -1786 1/2 Real
    -1797 1 Real
    -1805, 1816 Large Cent
    -1859, 1888 IHP
    -1867 Shield Nickle

    Oldest Coin To Date: 1607 Philip III 1/2 Real Cob

    2018 Best Relics

    -82nd Regiment of Foot
    -1812 Rifleman Regiment
    -1819 Navy officer button
    -1820 Patriotic cockade button
    -1660-1720 buckle
    -1500-1650 strap buckle pair
    -Pewter pipe fragment
    -SC militia button
    -General service eagles

  11. #11
    us
    Feb 2014
    Lowcountry, South Carolina
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    Quote Originally Posted by sugarquartz View Post
    That skilling is a really nice find , especially that old! I pulled a 1903 swedish 5 ORE not to long ago.Thats funny mine was under a ton of roots and it was a pain to get to but luckily i didnt hit it. I love the crown on the back side. Nice job on seated and the awesome buttons too!
    Yea was pretty bummed when I nicked it but thankfully it's not a valuable coin. I suppose it adds to the character lol
    2018 Best Coins

    -1721 Rosa Americana
    -1727-1760 KGII
    -1781 1 Real
    -1783 Nova Constellatio
    -1786 1/2 Real
    -1797 1 Real
    -1805, 1816 Large Cent
    -1859, 1888 IHP
    -1867 Shield Nickle

    Oldest Coin To Date: 1607 Philip III 1/2 Real Cob

    2018 Best Relics

    -82nd Regiment of Foot
    -1812 Rifleman Regiment
    -1819 Navy officer button
    -1820 Patriotic cockade button
    -1660-1720 buckle
    -1500-1650 strap buckle pair
    -Pewter pipe fragment
    -SC militia button
    -General service eagles

  12. #12
    us
    Colonial relic hound

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    South Carolina
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    Nice military buttons and the Swedish coin is interesting. Oh and Brad says he wants the seated half dime
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    2018 best finds:

    - King George II half pennies (2)
    - Cut 1774 KG III half penny
    - 1787 Connecticut copper
    - 1868 two cent piece
    - Three cent piece (no date)
    - 1867 shield nickel
    - 1838 & 1857 Seated Liberty half dimes
    - 1917 Walking Liberty half
    - Victorian mourning ring
    - Engraved silver cuff link and mourning cufflink
    - Partial 18th century short sword guard
    - War of 1812 riflemen button
    - Confederate block "A" and block "R" coat buttons
    - Early NY militia coat button

  13. #13
    us
    Feb 2016
    central Texas
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    As far as the copper nails, they had a myriad of uses in Colonial and later times. Some were used (and still are) for tree removal by "poisoning" the tree. It dies in place and then can be dismantled.

    They were often used in construction, particularly in small river craft. Can't really get a scale on yours, but the longer shank may fit that purpose.

    In general construction, they were frequently used in doorways and windows and other areas of high traffic because of their frequency of exposure and the fact that they didn't "rust". We have found them at several sites here in central Texas around Navasota, which had a burgeoning business in small watercraft for the Brazos River and the Navasota River. HTH, and nice finds.
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    us
    Feb 2014
    Lowcountry, South Carolina
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    Quote Originally Posted by DownNDirty View Post
    Nice military buttons and the Swedish coin is interesting. Oh and Brad says he wants the seated half dime
    Thanks Glenn, I'm sure he'll dug one before one if us digs a bust silver
    2018 Best Coins

    -1721 Rosa Americana
    -1727-1760 KGII
    -1781 1 Real
    -1783 Nova Constellatio
    -1786 1/2 Real
    -1797 1 Real
    -1805, 1816 Large Cent
    -1859, 1888 IHP
    -1867 Shield Nickle

    Oldest Coin To Date: 1607 Philip III 1/2 Real Cob

    2018 Best Relics

    -82nd Regiment of Foot
    -1812 Rifleman Regiment
    -1819 Navy officer button
    -1820 Patriotic cockade button
    -1660-1720 buckle
    -1500-1650 strap buckle pair
    -Pewter pipe fragment
    -SC militia button
    -General service eagles

  15. #15
    us
    Feb 2014
    Lowcountry, South Carolina
    CTX-3030, Equinox 800, Deus XP, Garrett Pro Pointer
    3,081
    3924 times
    Relic Hunting
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    Quote Originally Posted by peruna View Post
    As far as the copper nails, they had a myriad of uses in Colonial and later times. Some were used (and still are) for tree removal by "poisoning" the tree. It dies in place and then can be dismantled.

    They were often used in construction, particularly in small river craft. Can't really get a scale on yours, but the longer shank may fit that purpose.

    In general construction, they were frequently used in doorways and windows and other areas of high traffic because of their frequency of exposure and the fact that they didn't "rust". We have found them at several sites here in central Texas around Navasota, which had a burgeoning business in small watercraft for the Brazos River and the Navasota River. HTH, and nice finds.
    Thanks for your narrative on copper nails in 18th century construction, probably should have been more specific. If you notice many have square ends on both sides, that's what I'm trying to determine a use for
    2018 Best Coins

    -1721 Rosa Americana
    -1727-1760 KGII
    -1781 1 Real
    -1783 Nova Constellatio
    -1786 1/2 Real
    -1797 1 Real
    -1805, 1816 Large Cent
    -1859, 1888 IHP
    -1867 Shield Nickle

    Oldest Coin To Date: 1607 Philip III 1/2 Real Cob

    2018 Best Relics

    -82nd Regiment of Foot
    -1812 Rifleman Regiment
    -1819 Navy officer button
    -1820 Patriotic cockade button
    -1660-1720 buckle
    -1500-1650 strap buckle pair
    -Pewter pipe fragment
    -SC militia button
    -General service eagles

 

 
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