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  1. #1
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    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Above: 1786 Vermont landscape copper ryder 7 variety. Found August 2007
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    Revolutionary war artifacts

    These items were found in a field with several buttons that date back to the revolutionary war. Can anyone identify what kind of buckle this is or what the item on the lower left is? Quarter for size comparison.
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    2014 Notable Finds :

    8 Large Coppers as follows:
    1837 Hard Times Token (Millions For Defence Not One Cent For Tribute)
    1732 King George II halfpenny
    Counterstamped Large Cent (Braided Hair Variety)
    No detail large cent (Most Likely Draped bust)
    1850 Braided Hair Large Cent
    1828 Matron Head Large Cent
    1829 Matron Head Large Cent
    1804 Draped Bust Large Cent
    1869 2 Cent Piece
    1865 2 Cent Piece
    8 Indian Heads including a nice 1872 Key Date and an ​1864 "L"
    1 silver Washington quarter
    1 barber dime 1916
    4 Mercury dimes
    1 Buffalo nickel
    10 cent trade token
    Gold Class Ring (1957) (Returned to Owner)
    Brass horse pommel (circa 1650s-1700s)
    Native American knife blade
    NYC & HRRR Co. Lock
    Eagle button (1812?)
    General service Eagle Cuff Button (Civil War era)
    Navy Eagle Cuff button (Civil War era)
    General service eagle button
    Small size batwing buckle
    2 Crotal bells
    Rings: 3
    1 Religious Medal
    1 Pocket Watch (brass)
    1 Brass locket with star design
    Silver Plated buckle piece

  2. #2
    Charter Member
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Above: 1786 Vermont landscape copper ryder 7 variety. Found August 2007
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    Re: Revolutionary war artifacts

    These items are from the same field. Any ideas? The wedge shaped object is made of lead (upper right). These items are pretty small also (sorry no coin for comparison) the lead wedge is about 1 3/4 inches long.
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    2014 Notable Finds :

    8 Large Coppers as follows:
    1837 Hard Times Token (Millions For Defence Not One Cent For Tribute)
    1732 King George II halfpenny
    Counterstamped Large Cent (Braided Hair Variety)
    No detail large cent (Most Likely Draped bust)
    1850 Braided Hair Large Cent
    1828 Matron Head Large Cent
    1829 Matron Head Large Cent
    1804 Draped Bust Large Cent
    1869 2 Cent Piece
    1865 2 Cent Piece
    8 Indian Heads including a nice 1872 Key Date and an ​1864 "L"
    1 silver Washington quarter
    1 barber dime 1916
    4 Mercury dimes
    1 Buffalo nickel
    10 cent trade token
    Gold Class Ring (1957) (Returned to Owner)
    Brass horse pommel (circa 1650s-1700s)
    Native American knife blade
    NYC & HRRR Co. Lock
    Eagle button (1812?)
    General service Eagle Cuff Button (Civil War era)
    Navy Eagle Cuff button (Civil War era)
    General service eagle button
    Small size batwing buckle
    2 Crotal bells
    Rings: 3
    1 Religious Medal
    1 Pocket Watch (brass)
    1 Brass locket with star design
    Silver Plated buckle piece

  3. #3
    us
    Feb 2005
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    Re: Revolutionary war artifacts

    The thing in the bottom pic is a Jaw or Jew Harp .

  4. #4
    Charter Member
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Above: 1786 Vermont landscape copper ryder 7 variety. Found August 2007
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    Re: Revolutionary war artifacts

    Quote Originally Posted by mojjax
    The thing in the bottom pic is a Jaw or Jew Harp .
    OK, this is probably going to sound dumb. I'm very new to relic hunting. What is a Jaw or Jew harp mojjax?
    2014 Notable Finds :

    8 Large Coppers as follows:
    1837 Hard Times Token (Millions For Defence Not One Cent For Tribute)
    1732 King George II halfpenny
    Counterstamped Large Cent (Braided Hair Variety)
    No detail large cent (Most Likely Draped bust)
    1850 Braided Hair Large Cent
    1828 Matron Head Large Cent
    1829 Matron Head Large Cent
    1804 Draped Bust Large Cent
    1869 2 Cent Piece
    1865 2 Cent Piece
    8 Indian Heads including a nice 1872 Key Date and an ​1864 "L"
    1 silver Washington quarter
    1 barber dime 1916
    4 Mercury dimes
    1 Buffalo nickel
    10 cent trade token
    Gold Class Ring (1957) (Returned to Owner)
    Brass horse pommel (circa 1650s-1700s)
    Native American knife blade
    NYC & HRRR Co. Lock
    Eagle button (1812?)
    General service Eagle Cuff Button (Civil War era)
    Navy Eagle Cuff button (Civil War era)
    General service eagle button
    Small size batwing buckle
    2 Crotal bells
    Rings: 3
    1 Religious Medal
    1 Pocket Watch (brass)
    1 Brass locket with star design
    Silver Plated buckle piece

  5. #5
    Charter Member

    May 2005
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    Re: Revolutionary war artifacts

    Quote Originally Posted by Evolution
    OK, this is probably going to sound dumb. I'm very new to relic hunting. What is a Jaw or Jew harp...?
    Here you go...

    http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdiction.../Jewsharp.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew's_harp

    [youtube=425,350]kcGHarKr_LM[/youtube]


  6. #6

    Jul 2007
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    Re: Revolutionary war artifacts

    PBL out deos himself with an AV presentation to boot. Well played sir.

  7. #7

    Aug 2007
    Mamont Pa.
    DFX
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    Re: Revolutionary war artifacts

    Quote Originally Posted by Evolution
    These items are from the same field. Any ideas? The wedge shaped object is made of lead (upper right). These items are pretty small also (sorry no coin for comparison) the lead wedge is about 1 3/4 inches long.
    Looks like rusted up square nail , upper left, pewter spoon, (cool find), lead looks like a home made sinker, is that a hole thru the end of it ?
    Yer piece o' brass in 1st pic...let me know if you find out, i've got a few jist like it.
    "Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for me; JESUS CHRIST and the AMERICAN SOLDIER. One died for my soul,the other for my freedom."

  8. #8
    us
    Jun 2006
    California
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    Re: Revolutionary war artifacts

    It is a small buckle...to a sword or canteenJust a guess.
    CM

  9. #9
    us
    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
    Minelab EX II & Musketeer, White's Classic
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    Re: Revolutionary war artifacts

    Lower right object in pic #2 - musket hammer? I'm no expert, but if it is a hammer, looks more like Civil War than Revolutionary War. Could the field be a Civil War camp site?

    I hunt a small field near my house that has produced Civil War objects as well as earlier buttons. Also found arrowheads. It must have been a popular spot to camp for MANY years.

    DCMatt
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  10. #10

    Re: Revolutionary war artifacts

    The buckle is of modern construction & not much older than 100 years.
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    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
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  11. #11
    Charter Member
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Above: 1786 Vermont landscape copper ryder 7 variety. Found August 2007
    Whites VX3, Whites DFX (with 4x6 shooter DD coil and 12" spider coil), Minelab Rocco 2700
    3,943
    753 times
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    Re: Revolutionary war artifacts

    Quote Originally Posted by DCMatt
    Lower right object in pic #2 - musket hammer? I'm no expert, but if it is a hammer, looks more like Civil War than Revolutionary War. Could the field be a Civil War camp site?

    I hunt a small field near my house that has produced Civil War objects as well as earlier buttons. Also found arrowheads. It must have been a popular spot to camp for MANY years.

    DCMatt
    I checked. There was not any civil war activity in this area. The item is not heavy or solid enough to be a hammer so I tend to agree with Jim West Pa that it may be a spoon of some sort. The other item is definately a jew harp. I got a revolutionary war artifact book yesterday and have been thumbing through it. I cant seem to find anything about the other items in there.
    2014 Notable Finds :

    8 Large Coppers as follows:
    1837 Hard Times Token (Millions For Defence Not One Cent For Tribute)
    1732 King George II halfpenny
    Counterstamped Large Cent (Braided Hair Variety)
    No detail large cent (Most Likely Draped bust)
    1850 Braided Hair Large Cent
    1828 Matron Head Large Cent
    1829 Matron Head Large Cent
    1804 Draped Bust Large Cent
    1869 2 Cent Piece
    1865 2 Cent Piece
    8 Indian Heads including a nice 1872 Key Date and an ​1864 "L"
    1 silver Washington quarter
    1 barber dime 1916
    4 Mercury dimes
    1 Buffalo nickel
    10 cent trade token
    Gold Class Ring (1957) (Returned to Owner)
    Brass horse pommel (circa 1650s-1700s)
    Native American knife blade
    NYC & HRRR Co. Lock
    Eagle button (1812?)
    General service Eagle Cuff Button (Civil War era)
    Navy Eagle Cuff button (Civil War era)
    General service eagle button
    Small size batwing buckle
    2 Crotal bells
    Rings: 3
    1 Religious Medal
    1 Pocket Watch (brass)
    1 Brass locket with star design
    Silver Plated buckle piece

  12. #12
    us
    Aug 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
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    Re: Revolutionary war artifacts

    Gotta tell ya, you got a great eye for stuff not to have thrown that in ur trash pile.

    Looking at those things....and my eyes sometimes...Might have been quite the loss for me.
    Way to go.
    I think...therefore I am.

  13. #13
    Charter Member
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Above: 1786 Vermont landscape copper ryder 7 variety. Found August 2007
    Whites VX3, Whites DFX (with 4x6 shooter DD coil and 12" spider coil), Minelab Rocco 2700
    3,943
    753 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Revolutionary war artifacts

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim West Pa
    Quote Originally Posted by Evolution
    These items are from the same field. Any ideas? The wedge shaped object is made of lead (upper right). These items are pretty small also (sorry no coin for comparison) the lead wedge is about 1 3/4 inches long.
    Looks like rusted up square nail , upper left, pewter spoon, (cool find), lead looks like a home made sinker, is that a hole thru the end of it ?
    Yer piece o' brass in 1st pic...let me know if you find out, i've got a few jist like it.
    Yes Jim. The lead object has a hole in it. I'm sure you're right. It's a sinker.
    2014 Notable Finds :

    8 Large Coppers as follows:
    1837 Hard Times Token (Millions For Defence Not One Cent For Tribute)
    1732 King George II halfpenny
    Counterstamped Large Cent (Braided Hair Variety)
    No detail large cent (Most Likely Draped bust)
    1850 Braided Hair Large Cent
    1828 Matron Head Large Cent
    1829 Matron Head Large Cent
    1804 Draped Bust Large Cent
    1869 2 Cent Piece
    1865 2 Cent Piece
    8 Indian Heads including a nice 1872 Key Date and an ​1864 "L"
    1 silver Washington quarter
    1 barber dime 1916
    4 Mercury dimes
    1 Buffalo nickel
    10 cent trade token
    Gold Class Ring (1957) (Returned to Owner)
    Brass horse pommel (circa 1650s-1700s)
    Native American knife blade
    NYC & HRRR Co. Lock
    Eagle button (1812?)
    General service Eagle Cuff Button (Civil War era)
    Navy Eagle Cuff button (Civil War era)
    General service eagle button
    Small size batwing buckle
    2 Crotal bells
    Rings: 3
    1 Religious Medal
    1 Pocket Watch (brass)
    1 Brass locket with star design
    Silver Plated buckle piece

  14. #14

    Dec 2006
    159

    Re: Revolutionary war artifacts

    I would hit that site again ...must be more artifacts there coins, buttons etc.

    Regards Simon .......

  15. #15
    Charter Member
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Above: 1786 Vermont landscape copper ryder 7 variety. Found August 2007
    Whites VX3, Whites DFX (with 4x6 shooter DD coil and 12" spider coil), Minelab Rocco 2700
    3,943
    753 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Revolutionary war artifacts

    I've been doing some research myself on this one also. I actually got a book about Revolutionary war artifacts and found a great picture that describes and illustrates some of the typical things that were carried in colonial era hunting bags. In the picture, you see the Jew harp, an object that is probably the spoon in my picture, and what is referred to as a piece of trade lead. (in between the spoon and the bullet mold) that seems to match the lead sinker type item in my picture. Just wanted to keep everyone updated.
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    2014 Notable Finds :

    8 Large Coppers as follows:
    1837 Hard Times Token (Millions For Defence Not One Cent For Tribute)
    1732 King George II halfpenny
    Counterstamped Large Cent (Braided Hair Variety)
    No detail large cent (Most Likely Draped bust)
    1850 Braided Hair Large Cent
    1828 Matron Head Large Cent
    1829 Matron Head Large Cent
    1804 Draped Bust Large Cent
    1869 2 Cent Piece
    1865 2 Cent Piece
    8 Indian Heads including a nice 1872 Key Date and an ​1864 "L"
    1 silver Washington quarter
    1 barber dime 1916
    4 Mercury dimes
    1 Buffalo nickel
    10 cent trade token
    Gold Class Ring (1957) (Returned to Owner)
    Brass horse pommel (circa 1650s-1700s)
    Native American knife blade
    NYC & HRRR Co. Lock
    Eagle button (1812?)
    General service Eagle Cuff Button (Civil War era)
    Navy Eagle Cuff button (Civil War era)
    General service eagle button
    Small size batwing buckle
    2 Crotal bells
    Rings: 3
    1 Religious Medal
    1 Pocket Watch (brass)
    1 Brass locket with star design
    Silver Plated buckle piece

 

 
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