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Thread: Decent day in the fields, Revolutionary?

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    Decent day in the fields, Revolutionary?

    Hey guys, I tried my luck today at the remains of an earlt 1800 or late 1700 farm site. I just worked the iron and hard. I found a few coppers (toasted) and a bunch of buttons. But, I also found these three things. Any thoughts if the snake head which was gold guilted or the silver plated button with the shield are Revolutionary? Also how early is the eagle button? Sorry about the pics being sideways, this was my first on 3d paint.

    Thanks,
    Don
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    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my finds signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

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    Congrats on the nice finds!
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    That silver coin looks like the one from the Italian states (low content silver).
    https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces39098.html


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    Nice finds! Congrats!
    Last edited by Aureus; Apr 06, 2019 at 09:31 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aureus View Post
    That silver coin looks like the one from the Italian states (low content silver).
    https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces39098.html


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    Nice finds! Congrats!
    Thank you for the identification and the comment!
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    Nice stuff. Remember all buttons with backmarks date after 1800. That might help some.
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    Great place! Very nice finds!
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    I's this was a full-time job; I would always want to go to work!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Nice stuff. Remember all buttons with backmarks date after 1800. That might help some.
    Thanks Smokey, how about the snake piece any thoughts?
    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my finds signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

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    Nice relics indeed!
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    Is the bend of the Snake filled with dirt or solid? Brass?
    Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Nice stuff. Remember all buttons with backmarks date after 1800. That might help some.
    Almost all backmarks. Some 1790’s buttons have backmarks


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    Is the snake piece you're referring to the lead picture? As others stated the buttons are post revolution, but still a nice 1820s 1 piece eagle.
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    I have no idea on the snake piece. The snake design has been used on one thing or another since forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reanm8er View Post
    Is the bend of the Snake filled with dirt or solid? Brass?

    hey Phil, sorry about the delay. It appears to be solid.
    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my finds signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VMI Digger View Post
    Is the snake piece you're referring to the lead picture? As others stated the buttons are post revolution, but still a nice 1820s 1 piece eagle.
    Yes, it is the first picture. Any thoughts?
    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my finds signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

 

 

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