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    Zack

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    Colonial buckle help

    Hi guys. Dug this buckle yesterday along with a pretty early rosette. Can any of you identify its use and date it? I originally thought shoe buckle but itís pretty flat. Thinking baldric maybe? Thanks!Click image for larger version. 

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    That is a very nice buckle unfortunately I can’t be any help with the ID
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    That's an exceptional early baldric buckle. Worn over the shoulder, they mainly date from last quarter of the 17th century into the first quarter of the 18th century.

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    Nice find, congrats!!!
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    Zack

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    Thanks Smokey. I was thinking baldric but wanted confirmation. Pity how trashed this site is because I know itís hiding some amazing stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skateandcreate View Post
    Thanks Smokey. I was thinking baldric but wanted confirmation. Pity how trashed this site is because I know it’s hiding some amazing stuff.
    It is so worth pulling the trash out. With that type of find I would be expecting some nice coinage and other colonial artifacts.
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    Wow. One of the nicest ornate buckles I've seen!!
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    I know you aren't going to believe this, but I have the exact same buckle. I never could identify it. I though it was revolutionary war. I dug it in South Carolina next to the coast years ago. I will post a picture of mine tomorrow. I will dig it out tonight and take the photo. You have gotten me so excited. Great find for you and CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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    If the centre bar is raised, that would make it a harness buckle, a nice one to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roundness View Post
    I know you aren't going to believe this, but I have the exact same buckle. I never could identify it. I though it was revolutionary war. I dug it in South Carolina next to the coast years ago. I will post a picture of mine tomorrow. I will dig it out tonight and take the photo. You have gotten me so excited. Great find for you and CONGRATULATIONS!!!
    Roundness, canít wait to see.
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    Eddie

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    If it's OK, I will post it on your thread here.
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    Zack

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    Sure is
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    Eddie

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateandcreate View Post
    Roundness, canít wait to see.
    Here it is. I dug it inland off the coast of South Carolina around 2004. The area I was in was known to have some revolutionary war activity. I had been digging in what I thought was an early trash pit, which turned out to be not period, and looked through the swamp and saw a live oak that had to be 3' at the base. It stood out like a sore thumb. I had to go over and swing my coil around it. That DFX almost blew my ears out when I hit this thing. It was about 8" deep but under the roots of the base of that tree. It took me an hour to get it out but I couldn't give up. It was too sweet of a sound. I couldn't believe it when I finally got it out. I was never able to pin down exactly what it was until I saw your post yesterday. Mine is the exact twin of yours. By the way, about a quarter of a mile from where I dug this buckle, I dug the but end and about 8" of a sword that was so buried under the roots, it took 3 hours to get it out. Evidently the hand guard and pommel gad been made of steel or iron because they just dissentagrated when I got it out of the ground. Looked like the blade had been around 3" wide and thick. I sure did love digging in those swamps. Here it is. I hope someone chimes in to help verify what smokeythecat said.

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    Zack

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    Thatís awesome roundness. Pic of the front ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skateandcreate View Post
    Thatís awesome roundness. Pic of the front ?
    I see a pic of the front and back on my machine. I'll try again with the front only. See if this works.

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