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    Another crotal bell for the collection

    Short hunt after work and I was about to be skunked on my early colonial site(minus one drilled shank tombac) when a nice little crotal bell revealed itself. Ive now found six complete ones over the years plus five more that had an iron mounting tab. I assume the ones with iron tabs are not as old but I really dont know.
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    1586 Elizabeth I Sixpence-1652 Pine Tree Shilling-1656 4 Reales Cob-1698 2 Reales Cob-1852 Gold $1-1853 O Gold $1

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    Nice job. You are correct. The ones with the iron attachments are much newer. Most of the others you have there are probably 18th century.
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    Nice!! I only have 2! I gotta get diggin’
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    Nice collection there. We don’t dig many of those down here. Wish we (I) did.
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    In the early days here ya really didn't want to be making any noise with your wagon! Sleighs didn't do well here either...
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    Those are really nice bells, especially the earlier ones. Congrats!
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    Very nice, one of my favorite relics to find. I seem to find some every year. I think I have around 80 now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSpeiser View Post
    Very nice, one of my favorite relics to find. I seem to find some every year. I think I have around 80 now.
    Nice. Do most of yours look the same? Just curious what the 19th century ones look like compared to mine
    Last edited by toasted; Nov 06, 2019 at 09:10 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toasted View Post
    Nice. Do most of yours look the same? Just curious what the 19th century ones look like compared to mine
    Yep, those are pretty much the standard design. You can get a few slight variations though. As stated, the ones in the bottom picture are a bit newer from early 1900's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSpeiser View Post
    Yep, those are pretty much the standard design. You can get a few slight variations though. As stated, the ones in the bottom picture are a bit newer from early 1900's.
    They are fun to find but less interesting than other relics and coins as their design/style pretty much stayed the same for a long time it seems
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    Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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    Nice find Toasted. I always enjoy digging Crotal Bells. They are a nice looking relic, that come in various sizes and with various designs inscribed on them.

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    nice. We dont have anything like those in my area. Hopefully one day I can dig some!
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