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    18th century French Marines and British officer's buttons. My first early trash pit.

    Finally decided to make a post. Due to the crazy heat and lack of detectable sites don't have much to brag about but I believe at least some the recent finds are still worth to be mentioned.

    Firstly, perhaps my favorite find of the last two weeks is this French Marines button (Compagnies Franches de la Marine) 1730-1760 I believe. Crazy early and pretty rare for where I'm hunting. Only my second one since I've started detecting. Couldn't have asked for a better condition.
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    An other interesting find was British Artillery officers button. Pattern of 1782
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    Some cool finds from an early trash pit. I couldn't dig deep so only collected the stuff I could. Picked up some very cool pieces of early pottery with the image of wooden ships. I believe it dates to 1820's-1840's ( I have found the exact plate online at an auction)
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    Some more early items.
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    And some later period finds.
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    Thanks for the comments.
    Da Deus Fortunae

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    dan

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    great finds
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    Fantastic relic hunt, congratulations!
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    Very nice research and great photos.
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    ca
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    Very nice buttons and pottery shards are eye catching.
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    us
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    Congratulations on some great finds, those buttons are in really good shape.
    That French marine button really got my attention as I have been searching for years for French items around a couple French fort areas to no avail now I know what to look for.
    Thanks for posting.
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    Hawks88

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    Wow! Very rewarding hunt. Congrats
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    us
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    Very nice finds Aureus. I love those barrel taps, and that is a mighty fine FCM button.
    I have been wanting to see a nice example of the post 1730 design. The ones we dig have the drilled shanks.
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    Great finds
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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor of Engineering View Post
    Fantastic relic hunt, congratulations!
    Thanks PoE
    Da Deus Fortunae

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    Quote Originally Posted by rook3434 View Post
    Very nice research and great photos.
    Thanks Rook
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    Quote Originally Posted by Relicific View Post
    Very nice buttons and pottery shards are eye catching.
    Thanks Relicific,they are neat. I rarely collect pottery but those really were eye catching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nwpa View Post
    Congratulations on some great finds, those buttons are in really good shape.
    That French marine button really got my attention as I have been searching for years for French items around a couple French fort areas to no avail now I know what to look for.
    Thanks for posting.
    Thanks nwpa. Good luck on your hunts.
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    Da Deus Fortunae

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    Super job!!!! You really made some nice saves!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawks88 View Post
    Wow! Very rewarding hunt. Congrats
    Thanks Hawks
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