[SOLVED] Button like relic but not so sure.
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 9 of 9
Like Tree10Likes
  • 2 Post By stringplucker
  • 1 Post By Dfxcobb
  • 5 Post By TheCannonballGuy
  • 2 Post By CRUSADER

Thread: Button like relic but not so sure.

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1
    us
    May 2010
    virginia beach
    Equinox 800
    89
    92 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Button like relic but not so sure.

    I posted in the button forum but got no action, so maybe this post is better suited here. Dug at an 1800's farm house site. A few 1700's relics pop up every now and then. I've dug plenty of flat buttons and a few tombac buttons but this one I'm not sure about. The attachment is/was iron. Doesn't look like a rosette to me. Maybe just a big coat button? Any thoughts on this is greatly appreciated....................................... ................................... Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20190522_162438.jpg 
Views:	30 
Size:	2.85 MB 
ID:	1716265Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20190522_162527.jpg 
Views:	28 
Size:	2.87 MB 
ID:	1716264
    mbcuce and Yak1366 like this.

  2. #2

    Dec 2016
    NW Alabama
    whites mx sport. DFX tesori tiger shark
    259
    540 times
    Relic Hunting
    could be furniture tack

  3. #3

    Dec 2016
    NW Alabama
    whites mx sport. DFX tesori tiger shark
    259
    540 times
    Relic Hunting
    could be furniture tackClick image for larger version. 

Name:	20181125_180046.jpg 
Views:	28 
Size:	1.15 MB 
ID:	1716273
    stringplucker likes this.

  4. #4
    I'd say button or horse furniture. We get these on old, old sites.

  5. #5
    us
    May 2010
    virginia beach
    Equinox 800
    89
    92 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks guys. I've found smaller size furniture tacks on the property but none this big. The thought didn't even cross my mind. Another learning experience for me. Thanks again.

  6. #6
    Educator

    Feb 2006
    Occupied CSA (Richmond VA)
    White's 6000, Nautilus DMC-1, Minelab
    5,676
    8571 times
    Relic Hunting
    That size of "domed" thick-bodied brass disc is a trunk's skid-disc. Those discs were spaced along the (raised) body-bands on the trunk, so it would slide easily across a hard floor or wagon-bed. But note, they weren't only on the bottom of the trunk. (See the photo showing them, below,). The skid-discs were made of brass so they wouldn't leave a rusty stain on somebody's rug, or hotel carpet, after the trunk was carried indoors through rainfall or had sat in a roofless wagon in the rain.

    That being said... the skid-disc had to withstand a lot of heavy force, so it was attached to the trunk's body-bands by an iron nail though the disc's center. That's why you see iron on both sides of your disc. Buttons, of course, aren't like that.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	trunk-skid-discs_Ebay.jpg 
Views:	10 
Size:	41.6 KB 
ID:	1716566   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	trunk-skid-discs_closeup_Ebay.jpg 
Views:	14 
Size:	38.1 KB 
ID:	1716567  
    "Let The Christ be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out."

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    I'd say button or horse furniture. We get these on old, old sites.
    Yeap, these went on 18th C Horse harnesses.
    Last edited by CRUSADER; May 27, 2019 at 06:07 PM.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

  8. #8
    These have been IDed as either Furniture fittings or Horse Harness Mounts. They have guessed 16th C - 17th C.
    I have found many of them, so many I chuck them, only kept a couple I think.
    What I can tell you, is there are lots of variants with varying amounts of circles (or plan) & what is constant is their size & most have a singular iron fixing in the middle (some copper-alloy).
    The ones that date to the 18th-19th C have 2 fixings on the other edges;
    https://finds.org.uk/database/artefa...cord/id/577828

    Yours is a variant which I believe dates to the 18th C, see similar;
    https://finds.org.uk/database/artefa...cord/id/602271 - Plain
    https://finds.org.uk/database/artefa...cord/id/516542
    https://finds.org.uk/database/artefa...cord/id/506274
    https://finds.org.uk/database/artefa...cord/id/798890 (copper-alloy pin)
    https://finds.org.uk/database/artefa...cord/id/793614
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

  9. #9
    us
    May 2010
    virginia beach
    Equinox 800
    89
    92 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks for the links Crusader. I couldn't bring myself to throw these away no matter how many I found. The farm house relic collection just keeps growing.

 

 

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Button & Relic
    By kg6yll in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Mar 25, 2019, 06:41 AM
  2. [SOLVED] Button or some other relic ID help...
    By Tedyoh in forum What Is It?
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Apr 11, 2014, 02:03 PM
  3. Replies: 18
    Last Post: Sep 12, 2012, 02:49 AM
  4. The Relic Buddies 1st Annual Relic Round Up & Fun Fest relic hunt
    By Woodland Detectors in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: Apr 13, 2011, 12:03 AM
  5. Button and Relic
    By doyboy in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: Jul 13, 2006, 09:06 PM
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0