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    VaMetalMan

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    Large lawn markers of some sort.

    I found these in the front yard at a large mansion built in the late 19th to early 20th century. They are large cast iron discs about 9” in diameter 1/2” thick with 6” spikes. When I started finding them they seemed to be placed in the yard in an arc in numerical order. But a few where off to the side. I found them about 6-7” deep. Some where spike up others number up. I’ve only found #’s 4-10 so far. There may or may not be more. I was thinking they may be part(s) of some sort of ornamental lawn sundial. What do you folks think?
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    Possibly numbers from a large sundial? Look in center of the arc for the pointer.
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    VaMetalMan

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    Great idea. Thanks Steve.
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    Scotland, Aye !!

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    Sundial hour markers certainly makes sense.
    Here's a sundial with similar marikers that stands in the extensive grounds of the elegant Abbey Church of St Georges de Boscherville in Normandy.

    Don....
    Source: https://rollingharbourlife.wordpress...ndials-themes/
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    Ol'Roy

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    sounds like a fun deal......................
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    Randy

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    I LOVE it! Find the rest and recreate it!
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    I vote sundial as well. I would imagine the rest of them are still there too
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    Bruce Reigle

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    I used to work in a cemetery and we had the same things that designated the corners of the lots, one year I got the job of going over the whole cemetery with a detector and finding them all, ours were aluminum. Just thought I’d throw that out there.
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    VaMetalMan

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    Yep, I’m thinking sundial. I need to hit it again. I’ve gotten bit by the old coin bug and didn’t do so well with those here. It’s kinda got put it the back burner for a little while. Thanks for all the input.
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    They are markers for a clock golf set. Early 20th C.

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    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"


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    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"


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    VaMetalMan

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCMatt View Post
    They are markers for a clock golf set. Early 20th C.

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    Wow! That’s interesting. Never heard of clock golf. Thanks for the info.
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    Those are so cool! I hope you can fine 1-3! Sub
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    I know LEO and Fire badges...I know toy soldiers...I am learning about everything else from you!

    Confuse-Us Say: "Man wearing steel toed boots should not metal detect."

    What "unearth" are you doing out there?

 

 

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