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  1. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Pewter Roman/ Corinthian Soldier

    Dug this item the other day and put it in my "trash bag" but got it home and noticed..... in better light.... it was a face of some sort! After a good cleaning it appears to be a head of a Roman Soldier! It's smashed together but looks like a loud or a top of something! If flattened out...
  2. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Suspender Buckle or Not?

    Dug this piece of brass the other day at a Civil War battle-site/ plantation in Northwest Louisiana! At first I was thinking a suspender hook of some sort but can't find anything close with the same type of way it would of connected to the suspender material! A little larger than most I've dug...
  3. Dug Case Pocket Knife Age

    Dug this Case knife near Petersburg, Virginia a few weeks ago! After a couple days of electrolysis..... I was able to see the CASE shield! The blades are rusted shut but it appears to have two small and one larger blade overlapping! Total length is 3 1/4". I've looked around and can't really...
  4. Anchor Button Civilian or Military?

    Dug this button on a historic location for the Civil War Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana! Not sure if it's a fashion coat or shirt button or military related! Appears to be brass and has a patina! The back shows a little gilt left! Haven't found anything close to it on my research! Any...
  5. Artillery Fuse or Tractor Part!?

    Dug this interesting piece of "treasure" Saturday at a known Civil War site! At first, by the threads, thought it was a artillery fuse, but can't find anything like it in the books I have! Could be a tractor or farming item but again, can't find anything like it online! Always love to widen...
  6. 604 Grams of Death!

    604 Grains of Death! 604 grains of death! Dug this .69 cal. 3 ring Minieball out of the South Louisiana mud yesterday! Some Yankee, in 1863, loaded this in his Civil War musket..... took aim.... and fired blindly through the sugar cane fields at the Confederate Army! He missed his mark and...
  7. Battle in the Bayous!

    Some of my recent finds at a South Louisiana Civil War battlefield site! This is the collection from the last 3 relic hunting trips south! Some of the items are from the 150 years of sugar cane farming others period Civil War relics! Top Row: 5 Round Balls or Lead Canister "Grape Shot"...
  8. Heavy Metal!

    Found a couple of these "heavy metal" iron hubs of some sort! Would love to know what they were used for! Does not appear to be threaded! Wagon or farm equipment?? Found at a Civil War battle site in South Louisiana but could be cane farm related too! Thanks again for any help in...
  9. Large Iron Railroad Spike?

    Got a real nice signal and dug down about 6 inches to pull out this interesting iron spike of some sort! At first, thought it might be a railroad spike because the Civil War battlefield I was hunting was right next to a railroad but..... not sure after looking around online and not finding...
  10. Civil War Axe Head?

    Found this large axe head at a Civil War battlefield site in South Louisiana a couple of days ago! There was a lot of built up Confederate entrenchments in the area but also years of sugarcane farming! Would love to hear from the experts of a way of dating certain shapes and sizes of axe...
  11. Norfolk & Western Railroad or Overalls N&W Button

    Out relic hunting a Civil War battle site in South Louisiana yesterday and got a real strong non-ferrous "squeaker"! Could tell it was ornate with a design but did not make out the letters until a little cleaning! Big debate.... looking around on treasure net, I see some post about it being...
  12. Small Two-Heart Silver Ring

    Found this while relic hunting a Civil War campsite area in South Louisiana, recently! Good strong high 80s on my ATMAX! Appears to be silver but very thin! The two-hearts look to be hand engraved! Ornate ring design but broken! Any ideas what it might be would be greatly appreciated!
  13. Unknown "UNION JOE" Button

    Appears to be made of brass or copper! Found at a Civil War battle site in South Louisiana but could be farm related due to location! 3/4 of a inch in diameter! Back made of iron!
  14. 54 or 56 Cal. SHARPS RINGTAIL?

    Dug this Sharps Ringtail a few months ago and trying to ID it but I'm on the fence on the MM's guide to which it might be! Would love the help of the "professional" bullet IDers out there! Appears to be "dropped" or "unfired" (which ever you prefer) but the weight and the measurements does't...
  15. WHAT IS IT?

    Found this small item while out digging recently but have no clue what it might be off of!? NOT a valuable relic, I'm sure but I'm always intrigued to see how the experts on this site can figure out WHAT IT IS even from the smallest items! Appears to be made of brass about 1 inch round! Had a...
  16. Small Brass "Catch" of Some Sort! HELP!

    Found this small piece of brass at a known Civil War battle site from the Red River Campaign in Northwest/ Central Louisiana! Not sure what it might could have been used for! You can see from the photos, it's got small teeth that would have been a "catch" of some sort or end piece to a strap...
  17. Merc Dime & 3 Ring Minie!

    WWII Merc Dime & Civil War Minie! Went out hunting this week with my buddy Rebelyell68 and watched him dig minie ball after minie ball! Toward the end of the hunt, I finally got a strong 80 signal on my ATMAX but it kept bouncing back to 50 and 60s! Started digging and to my surprise found a...
  18. Spencer Carbine Bullets Excavated from the Red River Campaign

    A first for me! After a few hours of relic hunting, got a real strong signal, I started to dig and only got down about two inches so thought .... must be another shot gun shell! But to my surprise..... delicate to the touch, I could tell I had something old! The first one came out of the...
  19. "A Tale of Two Wars!"

    While on a recent dig at Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, I found a 13 star World War 2 Army issue pants button, dropped in 1941, only a foot away from the Civil War 3 ring "Minie" Ball fired in 1864! In itself the WWII button is not a valuable relic as they made millions during the war BUT..... why...
  20. Artillery Fuse Plug?

    I NEED HELP! Was out relic hunting a couple of days ago and dug this interesting item! I was excited, at first, thinking it was the right size and weight of a artillery fuse plug but.... after looking online and through all my reference books can not find anything close! Size looks similar to...
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