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    Last few days at the colonial home

    Well, it's finally clearing up outside. Maybe digging later this week but I did get out a few times over the weekend. One site was a long forgotten colonial home. It has been hit before, but there are still targets in the ground, especially around the iron.

    Here's this week's take. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1776519 Since it was so HUGE, I had to keep the oyster shell, we found a few like these.

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ID:	1776520 Piece of nice slipware (on red body) with a piece of Westerwald. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1776522 This is a lead "sow". The elongated strip of lead remaining where buckshot or musket balls were cast from it! My first one ever!

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ID:	1776523 Back piece to a bristle brush and part of a pewter spoon handle.

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ID:	1776524 Just part of where a Bellarmine handle would have attached to the body of the jug, but look at the fingerprints!

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ID:	1776525 Colonial child's whizzer toy! My first one ever!

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ID:	1776526 Large tombac button with shank, 1/2 reale and brass stud for a wooden box.

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ID:	1776527 Late 17th to early 18th century spur in iron and part of a knife.

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ID:	1776528 Nice forged iron buckle and some rose head nails.

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    Those are some great finds Smokey!! A real nice assortment of finds.
    What year is the spanish silver 1/2 real from?
    Notable 2020 Finds:

    Coins: 1863, 1865, 1874, 1897, 1902 indian head pennies, 2 Connecticut coppers, 1 wiped colonial copper (suspected CT copper), Georgivs Triumpho 1783 copper, 1820's counterfeit Large Cent, 1853 Trime, 1957 Rosie Dime

    Relics: Brass batwing buckle, small pewter spoon bowl, ornate shoe buckle frame fragment, crotal bell, lots of 18th -19th century flat buttons of varying sizes & metal types

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    Rose head nails, huh? I'm lucky if I can find a couple of square-head nails. Thanks for sharing!

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    Nice finds!
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    Silver is 1760.

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    Nice !!! Congrats!!!
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    Looking good, congrats!

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    Very nice bunch of colonial items! I'd love to see a closer shot of the real. What did you do to the iron pieces to get them to look so good? Congrats!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Well, it's finally clearing up outside. Maybe digging later this week but I did get out a few times over the weekend. One site was a long forgotten colonial home. It has been hit before, but there are still targets in the ground, especially around the iron.

    Here's this week's take. Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1142.JPG 
Views:	62 
Size:	3.68 MB 
ID:	1776519 Since it was so HUGE, I had to keep the oyster shell, we found a few like these.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1143.JPG 
Views:	62 
Size:	3.28 MB 
ID:	1776520 Piece of nice slipware (on red body) with a piece of Westerwald. Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1144.JPG 
Views:	62 
Size:	3.86 MB 
ID:	1776522 This is a lead "sow". The elongated strip of lead remaining where buckshot or musket balls were cast from it! My first one ever!

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1145.JPG 
Views:	61 
Size:	4.25 MB 
ID:	1776523 Back piece to a bristle brush and part of a pewter spoon handle.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1146.JPG 
Views:	71 
Size:	4.12 MB 
ID:	1776524 Just part of where a Bellarmine handle would have attached to the body of the jug, but look at the fingerprints!

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1147.JPG 
Views:	61 
Size:	4.24 MB 
ID:	1776525 Colonial child's whizzer toy! My first one ever!

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1148.JPG 
Views:	71 
Size:	3.97 MB 
ID:	1776526 Large tombac button with shank, 1/2 reale and brass stud for a wooden box.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1150.JPG 
Views:	61 
Size:	4.11 MB 
ID:	1776527 Late 17th to early 18th century spur in iron and part of a knife.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1151.JPG 
Views:	62 
Size:	4.13 MB 
ID:	1776528 Nice forged iron buckle and some rose head nails.
    Awesome finds!! Congratulations!
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    Very nice assortment of finds and the lead 'sow' is quite interesting! Now I'll know what that is if I ever find one like it.
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    Awesome assortment
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    I put the iron in an old fashioned tumbler with a few quartz pebbles and water. Let it run a couple hours, dumped the dirty water, and repeated two more times. Then I "boiled" the iron in microcrystalline wax, without setting the house on fire (yes, I did it outside), and that drove out the moisture and preserved them.
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    Interesting pieces...
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    Thanks. Here's a pic of the one shell next to a huge 32 oz. soda cup. Click image for larger version. 

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    And some of the pipe pieces. Even the kids smoked a lot back then.Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by smokeythecat; Dec 03, 2019 at 08:00 AM.

 

 
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