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    Another ho-hum almost epic colonial hunt

    Almost means not quite there. I went with another tnetter to a very ancient site in Maryland. For miles approaching the site, the place reeks of age. And no, it doesn't actually smell bad. I included a pic from a couple miles away, the trees are ancient, and the roadway is elevated, reminding me of the plantation in the deep south I visited once upon a time ago. We hunted three fields for just over 4 hours. My first target in the first field was a grapeshot. This is the second one I dug. Over the next few hours you'd get into a hot spot, then out of it, then back in, and on and on. The first picture is part of the old road. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1563523 Then the relics. First a leg, shown upside down to a large cast iron 18th century pot. I found two of these plus several other pieces of the pot. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1563525 The second grapeshot. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1563526 A piece of 18th century slipware and a piece of brass horse tack. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1563527 Then I came up with two pieces to broken pewter spoons. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1563528 Seven colonial buttons, the one on the far left is most likely a cufflink and is made of silver. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1563529 Musket balls, the black "thing" on the right side is a rock, I just liked it and there are no other rocks like it in the area, it had to have been carried there by someone, colonial buckshot with the casting seams, bits and bobs of cast lead. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1563530 And finally two small bale seals, probably for cloth, and a Spanish maravedis coin of some sort. I had to do some serious cleaning on the maravedis to get the detail off of it. I used the Andre's pencils. I had a great time. I also had a hard time getting out of the truck last night. The other guys got similar finds, and one got a 4 pound solid shot. One King George III copper was found. The site has been cherry picked in the past. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1563531 And before I forget, shoe buckle pieces and misc. pieces of brass. The Deus sucked these out of the ground at depth and with a ton of iron, large and small everywhere. Click image for larger version. 

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    papa

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    Nice finds! Recovered some cool bits of history.
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    Like they say on the "Detectorists" show - bits and bobs. But it sure beats the skunk days I've had in the past. All will display well.`
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    Smokey you're getting quite a collection of finds. Next year you're going to have to move into a larger home!
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    Nothing wrong with that hunt Smokey, that maravedis is a great. Need to get me a set of those pencils
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    The pencils are great. I haven't ruined a coin yet with them. All the liquids I've ever used don't give half as good a result as the pencils. They are a sponsor on this site. A friend turned me onto them.

    And no, these are small relics, I'll never move.
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    Cooool finds SmokeyTheCat. Thanks for sharing...
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    Nice finds, smokey!
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    Very cool, nice digs!
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    Hi, nice post and some really nice finds
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    `Thank you all. I recovered about 60 items in total. The rest unpictured are bigger items. Mostly the pieces of the iron kettle. The grass was already tall enough in the one grassy field we found very little there as we couldn't get the loop closer to 6" from the ground! Spring is about here.

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    Any way for a reverse shot of that coin ?

    I wanna see something.
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    Yes, I can get a reverse shot. You see 1679? I must be getting blind AND old and creaky!Click image for larger version. 

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    Click image for larger version. 

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    AARC, is there a book out there that I can purchase to help date the maravedis? I have the one on the silvers. I have found several now this year and last year. This site was first settled about this time, so I suppose finding these not impossible. I thought it was junk at first.

 

 
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