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  1. Military button ID needed...

    I don't even know where to begin getting an id on buttons, so I'm asking for help. Found this button today in Vermont. It's coat size, has an eagle sitting on a shield. On the shield there appears to be a bomb with wings? Not sure on that tho. Here's what I can make out on the back..."L & R...
  2. Diggers new season

    I also thought it was great that they emphasized the importance of having "detectorists" working with archaeologists to uncover hidden truths of history. The battle between the two sides is annoying, and I personally know archaeologists who use metal detectors in their work. If we can work...
  3. New to Germany - Want to go detecting

    Thanks for the advice Dave. I haven't ventured out yet...Just been eyeing some fields near my house that are being plowed. I moved to Germany in May and settled in a little town south of Landstuhl called Harsberg. It's VERY small. Look on a map for Weselberg, and follow the road west to the...
  4. New to Germany - Want to go detecting

    Thanks! Been here a few years on Tnet...Just new to Germany. Trying to find others locally.
  5. New to Germany - Want to go detecting

    I'll take a look. Thanks!
  6. New to Germany - Want to go detecting

    Thanks Jason. It's hard to find much online regarding the laws. Anything I do find is limited and written in German. Google translate helps a bit, but was hoping to find someone locally who spoke English to help me decipher. Of course, I'm trying my best to do the lawful thing here. That's...
  7. New to Germany - Want to go detecting

    Hi All, Not really new to the site, but new to Germany and looking for others who live here to go detecting with. I live in the Ramstein Air Base area and would love to get together with other hunters. I'm in the process of trying to secure permission to some local fields and would be willing...
  8. New to Germany - Want to go detecting

    Hi all, I recently moved to Germany due to military change of station. I'm living in the Ramstein Air Base area, and am looking for someone to hunt with. Also looking for any information regarding laws and obtaining permission. If you live nearby and would like to get together, please let me...
  9. New to Germany - Want to go detecting

    Hi all, I recently moved to Germany due to military change of station. I'm living in the Ramstein Air Base area, and am looking for someone to hunt with. Also looking for any information regarding laws and obtaining permission. If you live nearby and would like to get together, please let me...
  10. Thin coin...Need help

    I wouldn't rule out a token, but it's definitely an M before the EIL, so O'Neil wouldn't work.
  11. Thin coin...Need help

    I think it's just the lighting of the photo that makes it look like a shank. It's very smooth.
  12. Thin coin...Need help

    Went out detecting tonight for about an hour. Hunted a field in Western Germany not far from my house. I found this thin coin...At least I think it's a coin. It's very thin and barely any detail left on it. I can make out the letters "MEIL" on the bottom of it, but I'm not familiar enough with...
  13. Is this an Artillery button?

    Wow...Yeah, that's incredibly close. Thanks for that! :)
  14. Is this an Artillery button?

    Could be...Can't find anything relating to royal locomotive buttons though. It does look like the "canons" are connected through the wheels though. I didn't notice that until you mentioned it. I'll keep digging...Hopefully someone else will help chime in. Thanks for looking and opening my eyes.
  15. Dime Size Silver Coin?

    Looks to be very thin. My guess would be a spanish 1/2 reale. But can't be certain due to lack of detail. Either way...Nice score on the old silver!
  16. Is this an Artillery button?

    I'm living in West Germany now, not far from Ramstein Air Base, and I went out for a hunt tonight. I pulled this flat button out of a field and was hoping someone would recognize it. It has a crown on the top of it, looks to be three canons on the bottom and possibly a fort in the background? I...
  17. 1798 Carolus IIII 8 Real!

    BANNER! Great find! One I hope to achieve some day! CONGRATS!
  18. FOUND MY FIRST SPEARHEAD! Need Help with ID...

    Thanks Rock! It might just end up in one very soon! Even if it was in terrible shape it would probably make a frame since it's my first find!
  19. FOUND MY FIRST SPEARHEAD! Need Help with ID...

    Thanks Chase! I was doing some searching on my own, and was looking toward the Bare Island variety as a possible match. You pointed out the Genesee which is in the same period. Both look close. Thanks for the link, and the suggestion. Hopefully Charl will chime in.
  20. FOUND MY FIRST SPEARHEAD! Need Help with ID...

    I also posted this on the What is it? forum. A guy there, suggested possibly Morrow Mountain. I looked that up and found some that looked similar. I don't know if I'm searching properly, but can't seem to find anything on Neville. Can you provide a link to some Neville points?
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