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  1. #1

    Apr 2012
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    Old Badge???

    I found this along a river bank in Mass, not far from an old mill foundation. Crude badge I think with a skull and cross bones possibly? Any ideas what this is and what the symbol represents? Thank you

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  2. #2
    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
    Minelab EX II & Musketeer, White's Classic
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    It does look like skull & bones. Too crude for the Yale crowd. Maybe a local secret society?

    What does the back look like? Was it a lapel pin?

    He then explained to me that it was commonly believed that on a certain night of the year…
    a blue flame is seen over any place where treasure has been concealed.

    From: Bram Stoker’s "Dracula"

  3. #3

    Apr 2012
    Garret Ace 250
    6 times
    Metal Detecting
    Smooth back, was not a button or pin....people in the area I showed it to have the same thoughts as you...some sort of society. Thanks for commenting.

  4. #4
    Scotland, Aye !!

    Oct 2004
    N. San Diego area (Pic of my two best 'finds'; son and grandson)
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    Reminds me of a thesbian mask.

  5. #5
    Charter Member
    Jul 2004
    South Florida Cesspool
    Tesoro Sand Shark, Whites M6
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Have you checked it out closely under a good magnifying glass to make sure it is whole as pictured? Definitely no signs of rust from a pin on the back, or any evidence of a loop being broken off the top or anything? Can we get a photo without the added interpretation by you on it? I can see what your referring to but it is a little blurry when I expand the photo.
    Last edited by diggummup; May 18, 2012 at 12:12 PM.

  6. #6
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    May 2011
    Western Mass.
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    The one everybody else missed.
    Early gang member? Cool find regardless mate! God Bless Chris



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