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    What could this be?

    I found it at a local fresh water lake in texas.
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    Re: What could this be?

    German or Austrian "iron cross". Was used mostly in WWII.
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    Re: What could this be?

    It may be part of a fraternal order badge, pin, or fob. Many are made in the Cross Pattee or Maltese Cross shape. Note the attachment point at the center, where the emblem would have been affixed.
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    Re: What could this be?

    If it has a target on the front and attachment points (holes) on the bottom, it sure looks like a Army Marksman badge....

  5. #5
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    On the big Muskegon River in W. Michigan
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    Re: What could this be?

    Lilliputian throwing star....very rare find

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    Re: What could this be?

    Thanks so much for the ideas!!! I love our hobby. I have been surfing the web, but I haven't seen anything exactly like it. I need to go back in all metal mode and see if I can find the center.....then I'd know for sure.

    Hey PBK- is the pic you have one of your finds? What year? Any ideas on web sites I could check?

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    silver rings-3
    titanium rings-0

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    Re: What could this be?

    Leave to you PBK!

    Nice!

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    Re: What could this be?

    I don't know what it is, but is is definatly not an Iron Cross.

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    Re: What could this be?

    Interesting...why not an iron cross.....could the middle be missing?
    Rings are works of art and I LOVE to collect them.
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    2014 GOAL 100:
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    silver rings-3
    titanium rings-0

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    Re: What could this be?

    The Iron Cross, as in the German military medal, is the Cross Pateč (The Maltese Cross has split arms and is different). It goes back to 1813 as a military medal, and was a heraldic feature way before that. WWI versions have a crown on the upper arm, a "W" in the center, and "1914" on the lower arm, WW2 versions have a swastika in the center.

    http://www.worldwar1.com/sfgcross.htm

    http://www.worldwar2aces.com/iron-cross.htm



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    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

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    Re: What could this be?



    Doesn't appear to be WW2 U.S. Sharpshooter pin, either. But closer.

    I gotta go with PBK and some kind of Masonic badge or similar.
    America was founded by tough hell-raisers. Rugged citizens who evaded taxes, spoke strongly against tyranny, grew tobacco, brewed beer, distilled spirits, and smuggled weapons. And it will be saved by those same types of citizens.

 

 

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