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  1. ODDITY of concave FLAT BUTTON - RICH COLOUR

    This site was a Native American lookout point and hunting site and later in the 1700's into the 1800's was used as a colonial picnic site for its unique location and environmental characteristics of a stream, water fall, and granite outcrops. This site has yielded late 1700's buttons, silver...
  2. LOOK down a WELL, BLUE brushed ceramic, cast iron pot top, ORNATE brass buckle 1800s

    [SIZE=5]On to a new site with a hand dug well, no stones in lining. Also near the site was this almost complete blue brushed ceramic platter, any help with dating would be greatly appreciated. A cast iron pot top was dug and preserved, and a few buckles. One large Equine buckle and an ORNATE...
  3. 1887 Seated Liberty QUAR. DOL. Fresh out of the ground!

    Wow, this was an undiscovered find from a colonial picnic site, underneath a wild Muscadine vine and granite outcrop. This site has yielded a silver 1/2 reale (Carolus III), and late 18th century and early 19th century flat buttons. This is the latest find and latest date to date! Interesting...
  4. Colonial Picnic Site and INDIAN ROCK outcrop - NC

    This unique granite outcrop landmark feature has hand and foot holes ground into the slanting face of the granite to the top. I have climbed it and appears to have been once used as a Native American "Deer Stand", or should I say "Rock Stand!" Looking down you can scout the area silently...
  5. Colonial Brass piece, for leather or scabbard?

    I have seen a few of these brass artifacts being found at colonial sites, and late 1700 to early 1800s sites. A few of them have showed up here on Treasurenet and trying to find an answer, here is the one I found along with a picture of another friends finds with same brass piece? HELP...
  6. 1902 Liberty Head, V Nickel - COUNTERFEIT, everything reads backwards???

    This is ODD, went out today on Main Street in Rolesville, NC and found this in a farm field. I thought I had found a V Nickel, but upon inspection everything reads backwards including the date. It has 13 stars on face, but they are all impressed versus raised. The bust faces right instead of...
  7. Puzzling Silvered Button with CROWN and 2 FLEUR DE LIS

    Was hunting an old plantation site road bed near a stream and popped this button out, I have not been able to identify. The site is colonial and also had Civil War occupation. The button is silver over brass, 3 piece (front, back, and loose shank) No maker mark on back, clearly visible is...
  8. Sword Quillon? Colonial site FINDS, help with ID?

    I am hoping this is a Sword Quillon from a hand guard off a hunting sword or short sword? Any thoughts? It is broken on one end, NOTE the ball end as it seems to match a sword Quillon? Please share your thoughts for identification. NO, it is not a drawer pull, haha. This colonial site has...
  9. NC Spanish 1/2 Reale, flat button, and a few other - Rolesville

    WOW, what an exciting hunt, this fine Spanish 1/2 Reale came out, such fine details on the reverse, 1802 is clear on obverse, mint mark of Mexico City, Mexico. Just think, this was minted in Mexico City, came by ship to a port in America and then was distributed by horse and mule wagons to the...
  10. Colonial GOLD WASH buckle plate??? Hard for identification

    This artifact was found folded and bent, I slowly, slowly straightened it out, with some success. It is broken in half, so I sketched out what it may have oridinally looked like. LOTS of GOLD wash present, over copper. Very ornate and was found in an area that has yielded a Spanish Half...
  11. DUG UP A SNAKE, Flat Buttons, Colonial 2-tine Forks, and GOLD gilt decoration!

    Got out and detected in NC and dug up a SNAKE, that's a first, here is the video: https://youtu.be/OWF7vWiXIyw Along with the snake dig, a GREAT day of discovery digging flat buttons with backmarks, 2 colonial 2 tine forks, and an excellent representative piece to a cast iron cooking pot...
  12. NC Spanish 1/2 Reale - Cuff Button UPDATE!

    So it turns out this 1/2 Spanish Silver Reale, was turned into a cuff button. I found this coin/button on New Years Day 2016 in Rolesville, NC, and posted on here, but after viewing under a USB microscope you can clearly see a round solder mark, where a shank would have been attached. This 1/2...
  13. NC Spanish Reale find! HAPPY NEW YEARS DAY 2016 - Carlos III 1/2 Reale

    What a HAPPY New Years Day 2016 hunt. This is a FIRST ever for me, discovering a Spanish Silver. My wife got me a pair of Grey Ghost Deep Woods headphones for Christmas, and I was out validating them again, with more successful results. I was hunting Rolesville, NC, Wake County's second...
  14. FIRST EVER...Christmas Day Decorated FLAT BUTTON- GRAY GHOST

    Merry Christmas to ALL! My wife got me a pair of GRAY GHOST Deep Woods headphones for my Tesoro Cibola metal detector. My mother in law was here watching "Downton Abbey", so I decided to get out of the house and validate the new Gray Ghost headphones!!! WOW, what a score for Christmas Day...
  15. Cut and Quartered "Matron Head" Large Cent

    Well here is a slice of pie for Rolesville, NC. Found this cut coin, and thought was colonial, but determined after cleaning it was a Large Cent. Date missing, so I compared to a 1856 Large Cent. Under a USB microscope I found the stars are larger, profile is more slanted, and edge is quite...
  16. ROSETTE, FLAT BUTTONS, and CUT COPPER LARGE CENT, New site in ROLESVILLE, NC

    WOW, yesterday really had me praying in the dirt, here is what I gave thanks for: a silver washed concentric circle "bullseye"? lead filled ROSETTE, two flat buttons, one with silver color gilt and dimple on front, the other smaller like a cuff or sleave. The best find was a cut copper coin, I...
  17. Colonial Ghosts running through the woods, not a Red Coat, but a Red Hat

    Whoever had this hat on, must have seen Colonial Ghosts running through the woods. OR, me just metal detecting. Decided to hunt a new site with 18th-19th century history, and looked down a trail and thought I spied a fire extinguisher? I peeked around a large fallen tree and this quite a...
  18. Rolesville, NC MUST SEE suspenders buckle 1885+ OWL MOON STARS

    This was an unexpected find in Rolesville, NC at a new site. From what I found online and on Treasurenet: manufactured by C.A. Edgarton Co, opened in 1882, became known as President Suspender Co. around 1900 in Shirley, MASS. The front has apparent owl, moon, and stars, and back has "Shirley...
  19. Lions Mane (Hericium erinaceus), buckle and TOMBAC button - Rolesville, NC

    Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus), buckle and TOMBAC button - Rolesville, NC Pictured is a Lion's Mane mushroom growing in an Oak tree. Interestingly enough as pictured, this mushroom is edible and is native to North America, Europe, and Asia, after cooked it is compared to...
  20. MUSKETBALL #5 - French Charleville musketballs and other calibers - NC

    A faint signal turned out to be a 5th musketball located on a militia campsite in northern Wake County (Wake Forest/Rolesville area) of NC. Interestingly enough, when the musketball was being excavated from the hole, out popped a small triangular arrowhead made of rhyolite. That was a nice...
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