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    Tiny little mystery item from an early colonial site

    Got this odd little piece today from the water. It is very thin with some crude decorating on one side. It came in very low on the meter but is in decent shape for a water find so silver or probably of tombac like material. Most stuff from here is circa 1680-1720. Any ideas?
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    That's very interesting! Anything on the back?
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    Maybe the top portion of a watch fob.
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    looks like a catch plate from a book
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    Quote Originally Posted by ticndig View Post
    looks like a catch plate from a book
    Looks like close enough match to me. Wonder now if its silver since Ive found lots of small cut silver here
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    I agree is could be part of a book clasp. It looks like brass to me.

    Maybe you're finding cut silver from coins?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCMatt View Post
    I agree is could be part of a book clasp. It looks like brass to me.

    Maybe you're finding cut silver from coins?
    Yeah mostly cut coins but little tiny .5 gram or less pieces
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    Quote Originally Posted by toasted View Post
    Yeah mostly cut coins but little tiny .5 gram or less pieces
    Maybe someone was skimming coins. Not sure exactly when reed edge coins started but I've read that was the reason why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCMatt View Post
    Maybe someone was skimming coins. Not sure exactly when reed edge coins started but I've read that was the reason why.
    Check out this little .5 gram piece from the center of a pine tree shilling
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