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  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2008
    Portsmouth, VA
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    Need id help please....

    Found this yesterday. I found one a few months ago just like it. In an area that produced war of 1812 items as well as CW items.

    Look like a button? it is domed.

    Thanks!
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  2. #2
    us
    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
    Minelab EX II & Musketeer, White's Classic
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    Yes it is a button. Hard to date exactly but it is old. Maybe late 1700's to early 1800's.

    DCMatt
    While I have aimed in my postings to be irenic and conciliatory, rather than polemic, I have yet endeavored to set forth the
    truth, let it favor or impugn whom it might. Any notice of misrepresentations or mistakes occurring in these prose will be most thankfully received
    by the author.

  3. #3
    us
    Jun 2012
    Southwest Va
    Bounty Hunter 101 Fisher F2
    23
    Metal Detecting
    I will agree with DCMatt

  4. #4
    us
    I Often Find Myself Killing Time Looking For What Time Has Killed!

    Feb 2009
    Morehead City / Newport NC
    Minelab Explorer Se Pro
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    I'll tell ya what I know,If you look at the UK sites they list them as mounts,If you look at this colonial spanish site they list them as buttons.Either way the ones I've found have came from very early sites found with other objects that would go with dates being talked about on both the sites.I will add that the frying pan shaped one I found is thick made & very heavy for a button.So a coat full of them would weigh pretty good.But I've never had no one say one way or the other if they are buttons on mounts.
    Here is the section on them on the Uk site many under this section for mounts with the same back with raised shank area & rusted off attachment.........
    UK Finds Database - - - UKDFD

    53 pages of them you'll see quite a few.........
    UK Finds Database - - - UKDFD

    Here is the spanish site that list them as buttons not sure where you are but here on the coast of the carolina's not out the question to be either spanish or british which is what makes it a tough call for me.......................

    Mission

    Take Care,
    Pete,
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    Them Colonials​Can't Hide Nowhere Now!

  5. #5
    us
    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
    Minelab EX II & Musketeer, White's Classic
    4,256
    868 times
    tk,

    That is very good information. I saved the links.

    Thanks

    DCMatt
    While I have aimed in my postings to be irenic and conciliatory, rather than polemic, I have yet endeavored to set forth the
    truth, let it favor or impugn whom it might. Any notice of misrepresentations or mistakes occurring in these prose will be most thankfully received
    by the author.

  6. #6
    As far as my research tells me these were off 18th C Horses & yes losely a 'mount'. Better calling it horse furniture/decoration.

    No tough call here, no Spanish in my area & we detectorist get them all over the UK, quite common.
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  7. #7
    us
    I Often Find Myself Killing Time Looking For What Time Has Killed!

    Feb 2009
    Morehead City / Newport NC
    Minelab Explorer Se Pro
    3,570
    492 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    As far as my research tells me these were off 18th C Horses & yes losely a 'mount'. Better calling it horse furniture/decoration.

    No tough call here, no Spanish in my area & we detectorist get them all over the UK, quite common.
    I would tend to favor your idea for here as well. But the spanish where here even before the Brit's exploring.Saying all that though most things I find can be traced back to you guy's with a few exceptions that have no answer for.But yes I agree likely UK & likely horse related.Thanks for the help Cru.
    Take Care,
    Pete,
    Them Colonials​Can't Hide Nowhere Now!

  8. #8
    us
    Dec 2008
    Portsmouth, VA
    Garrett AT Pro & Teknetics T2
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks for the help!!

 

 

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