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  1. Odd symbol found at colonial era site. What is it???

    This was found at a 1700s homestead in Vermont. It's heavy for its size, so I'm thinking it's lead but not sure. Maybe pewter, but seems like there'd be more corrosion. It looks like a heavily stylized tree, possibly pine. There are attachment points so it was obviously part of something...
  2. Could this be a trade ring?

    Found this brass & glass ring in the yard of a 200 year old house in VT. The site has yielded items from as far back as the 1700s (eg, 1751 KGII halfpenny; pewter buttons & spoons) but mostly 1800s. The ring was about 10?-12? down. It?s crudely made. Nothing is symmetrical, not even the facets...
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