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    James in Alabama

    Jun 2007
    Lincoln, AL
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    Found several surprising discoveries while TH'ing this past weekend

    Hello again Folks!

    Got off work early last Friday to get in a few hours detecting the fort to start off the three day holiday weekend and managed to dig this '61D rosie and a few wheats across the street from the simulation POW camp before getting dark.


    Had some things to do around the house all day Saturday, but left early Sunday to go back to a new area located near the National Guard abandoned swimming pool on the fort. It wasn't ten minutes later I got a dime signal and dug this cool looking silver ring It has the words "Manila" at the top and "1945" a the bottom with some kind of bird flying through the letter "V". I figured some soldier bought the ring overseas and lost it before going swimming? Can anyone help me ID it?









    Side View



    Don't know why, but the ring was crimped at both ends for some reason. Maybe the person wore it around his neck with a chain I think I'm going to take it to a jeweler to see if it can be straightened out to be worn again



    A little while later, my VDI read between 93-94 and dug this neat looking military eagle medallion about the size of a silver dollar It was a few inches in the ground. Don't know if it's brass or some other metal, but it's pretty heavy. Can someone help me ID this too? I don't think it's a buckle, since the reverse has no belt clasps or hook shanks.



    Here's the reverse



    Well, here's my silver take for Sunday's finds (less the ring, medallion and wheat pennies) Also pictured is the silver nickel and '35 buffalo found in the same hole 8)



    Went out again yesterday to the same swimming hole area, and managed to dig three more merc's



    Here's my total haul for the three day weekend :P





    Thanks for looking folks and HH to all.....James

    P.S. Oh, I almost forgot, War Eagle!!
    James

  2. #2

    Aug 2007
    West Michigan
    minelab, tesoro
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    Re: Found several surprising discoveries while TH'ing this past weekend

    That would be an awesome weeks finds for me. Well done.

  3. #3
    BIG61AL

    Re: Found several surprising discoveries while TH'ing this past weekend

    Looks like it was made into a very small bola tie clasp. Which is usually a very thin braided cord or leather.

  4. #4
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    Jul 2004
    South Florida Cesspool
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    Re: Found several surprising discoveries while TH'ing this past weekend

    That "V" was the symbol for "victory" during WWII. I believe it was popularized by Winston Churchill.
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  5. #5
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    The King of Trash

    Jan 2007
    West Virginia, USA
    Minelab Xterra 70 ,Bounty Hunter Landstar, Garrett ACE 400
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    Metal Detecting

    Re: Found several surprising discoveries while TH'ing this past weekend

    love the finds ! congrats on the silver

  6. #6

    Jun 2007
    THE EMPIRE STATE
    ACE 250,Whites prism2
    949
    4 times

    Re: Found several surprising discoveries while TH'ing this past weekend

    Really great day congrats on the silver,that ring is sweet
    I kept on digging the hole deeper and deeper looking for the treasure chest until I finally lifted my head, looked up and realized that I had dug my own grave.
    Author: Sir John Denham

  7. #7

    Apr 2007
    North Carolina
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    Re: Found several surprising discoveries while TH'ing this past weekend

    great post and wonderful finds
    That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.......   Robert Lewis Stevenson

  8. #8
    Charter Member
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    Jan 2006
    SE Louisiana
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    Re: Found several surprising discoveries while TH'ing this past weekend

    Those are some fabulous finds, James. Looks like you're on a great site that is potential for more finds.

    RR





  9. #9
    us
    Aug 2005
    E-Trac, Explorer II, Excalibur
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    Awesome finds

    That ring is WAAAAAY COOL!

    And if I could come home with even one silver, I'd be thrilled.


  10. #10

    Sep 2005
    Cleveland, OH
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    Re: Found several surprising discoveries while TH'ing this past weekend

    Great weekend haul James. That silver ring is great - dated. 8)

    Bob
    Minelab Exp II, Whites DFX, Whites Classic III(former Tejon, CoinStrike & Quattro user)

  11. #11

    Feb 2006
    Illinois
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    Re: Found several surprising discoveries while TH'ing this past weekend

    Awesome ring! If it could only talk and tell us its history!

  12. #12

    Jul 2007
    Maryland
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    Re: Found several surprising discoveries while TH'ing this past weekend

    The silver "ring" reminds me of my grandpas scarf bolo ties. Each end of the scarf was pulled through the crimped section.
    Ty

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  13. #13
    us
    Jul 2006
    Cheshire, Mass
    White's XLT, DFX 300
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    Re: Found several surprising discoveries while TH'ing this past weekend

    Some great finds there...what a weekend you had!!

    Excellent ring...great piece of history!

    HH, Hank 8)

  14. #14
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    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
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    Re: Found several surprising discoveries while TH'ing this past weekend

    That is one hell of a haul!!!

    Conrats!!

  15. #15
    us
    Jun 2006
    California
    Whites new coinmaster-Teso Silver Max-Minelab GT
    1,800
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    Re: Found several surprising discoveries while TH'ing this past weekend

    Nice finds for sure!!!!!!!I bet it was made when we won the war
    Rob

 

 
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