Search results

  1. Revolutionary War Plate of Some Kind

    Okay, I'm not sure what this is. It was caked with clay/dirt. I could see a little bit of silver along one edge, so I put it in some lemon juice and water and brushed it with a soft brush. I couldn't believe it when I saw the lion. There was some Revolutionary War action in the region and I...
  2. Need Advice on Colonial Coin

    Found this KG3 last weekend. I think it's 1776. The coin has some good detail, but you can see that the outer patinaed layer is flaking away around the rim. Is there anything that I can do to stabilize it? There's no monetary value, so I'm not worried about messing up its "collectibility."...
  3. Buckle Mania

    Last weekend was all about small buckles. Found two knee buckle frames, a spectacle buckle with tongue, an extremely ornate buckle fragment, and what I think might be a 17th century spur buckle. The "spur buckle" is roughly 1 3/8". Also, two mystery objects. One is a broken fragment and...
  4. Finally Got My Cut Coin and Possible Cap Badge

    My previous hunt had produced a broken 2 real that looked like a cut coin at first glance. This time there was no question. It was a 24 on the Nox in every direction and it turned up right in the bottom of the hole. I've had "cut coin" near the top of my list for a while. This one is 1/8 of...
  5. First 2R, First Pillars and Globe, First Counterfeit

    I wish I could have said "first cut coin" because that's what's been on the top of my bucket list and that's what I thought I had before I put my readers on. Oh well. Still an interesting piece of a coin. I think it might be counterfeit. What do you all think? Would a silver break produce an...
  6. Rare George III Commemorative Button and Mystery Relics

    Same site where I found the countermarked coin the other day. Found a small 1/2" button/cufflink that I thought was plain. When I brushed it off it had a very detailed design. The closest thing that I can find online (screenshot below) is in a PDF published by The 18th Century Material...
  7. My first countermarked coin and other relics

    Got out for a quick hunt this weekend and found my first countermarked coin. It's slick, but it's the size of a Georgian half penny, so I imagine that's what it is. The site is early. None of the buttons have had back marks. And, I'm wondering if this type of mark, simple letters, could be...
  8. Colonial Grab Bag

    Finds from two different hunts. I have a bad habit of calling everything "colonial" right on up to the 1820's and 30's. Some of this stuff might not really be colonial but it is a grab bag. I'm wondering if anyone can date the axe head. It was found at the site with the KG3 and I'd be...
  9. Musket Sight or Drawer Pull

    I know it's not a gun sight. I was just trying to be provocative. The site seems to be late 1700's - early 1800's. I've dug pendant-type drawer pulls before, but I haven't seen anything like this. It's not perfectly symmetrical and I think it's probably from the time period that I mentioned...
  10. This Weekend...a Silver Knee Buckle and KGIII

    Got out twice this weekend and found some interesting stuff. My favorite find is the silver knee or hat buckle. I anticipate some debate on the material but I'm pretty sure it's fire damaged silver. (I'll test it later). It had its guts, but they were a solid glob of rust and I gave up...
  11. Colonial Relics, Mystery Pendant, and Bayonet(?)

    I'm in a coin drought, but I got out between showers yesterday and found a few nice relics. Two I'm particularly interested in getting some feedback on. Searching the internet, I can't find anything closely resembling the openwork pendant. The site goes back to the early 1700's and probably...
  12. Finally Made Some Relic Displays

    Midway through my third year of detecting and I finally got some displays put together. My wife was not too interested in having my treasures hanging on the wall, but she finally gave her blessing when I showed her the printer's trays that I found. If anybody is interested in using trays, like...
  13. Confederate Cavalry Button and Knights of Pythias Coin

    Got out for a few hours with mbcuce this afternoon. My best find was a Confederate Cavalry coat button, but strangely I also found what looks like a Civil War period federal sleeve button. I'm sure there were no conflicts here. Could the sleeve button be from before or after the Civil War...
  14. ๐Ÿฅ‡ BANNER Rare Charleston Slave Tag Fisher #1

    Went out with mbcuce today and found a pretty special relic. Things started out slow. We were finding a few plain flat buttons and then he found a War of 1812 script I button, which is on my bucket list. I was hoping there would be another one.... There wasn't, but I did find a #1 Fisher...
  15. Rev War, Spanish Silver, Coppers and Copperheads

    The find of the weekend, for me, was the Rev War button. It's about 1" diameter and most closely resembles British 10th Regiment examples, that I've seen. I'm excited either way, but of course, I'd love for it to be Continental Army. I just can't find that there were any like it among the...
  16. Last couple of hunts... 2 Spanish and other cool stuff

    The half reals are from separate sites, so the soils have treated them a little differently. The big D-buckle is clad with sheet-silver, which has sprung free. The circular buckle, is the first I've found. It's about 1" diameter and I'm curious about it's age and what it might have been on...
  17. two almost buck listers and a nice shoe buckle frame

    From this past weekend... The seal and weight are not really rare enough to be bucket listers but they are relics that I have been hoping to add to my collection for a while now. Looks like the center says "BURY." My first trade weight. I think the sword means London and there appears to be a...
  18. Nice KGIII, Early Buckle, Knuckle Guard from "Dog Head" Sword and odds and ends

    Nice KGIII, Early Buckle, Knuckle Guard from "Dog Head" Sword and odds and ends A coin and a few relics from two different sites and some questions for the experts... The KGIII is in pretty nice shape compared to what we have been finding. Is there anything that I can do to arrest the flaking...
  19. Early Relics! And you thought lawn darts were dangerous.

    Have found some interesting relics on my last couple of hunts. The toy cannon is my favorite. At 4.75", it's bigger than others I've seen found. You could have actually fit a musket ball in the barrel had the rim not been bent (intentional?). It doesn't seem to have had trunnions, but I'm...
  20. Nice Big Spectacle Buckle, a Silver Something, and More

    I've been striking out on the silver coins lately, but I did find a nice spectacle buckle, an interesting silver thing and a couple of brass/copper mystery relics. If anyone has any ideas about the unidentified pieces, I'd love some input. I'm especially curious about the silver object...
Top