1800's

  1. ✅ SOLVED Mystery Coin

    Hello, I found this coin in Western Europe. It is around 32mm (1.26in) in diameter and is made of bronze or copper. I have looked through coins from all over the European continent and can't seem to find a match. It probably dates to the mid-late 1800s if I had to guess based on other finds in...
  2. Artifacts recently found from the 1800's at our ranch

    Hello, This is my first post on the forum and I'd excited to share my recent discoveries! Our ranch has been in the family for more than 100 years and there were always stories about war battles during the time when my great great grandfather operated a sheep farm in the late 1800's. A couple...
  3. Help with button and what is this thing? A cufflink, button or pin?

    These finds are from my towns meeting house. I finally got permission from the head of the board of caretakers that run it. Of course that didn?t stop almost every car going by to stop and ask me what I was doing. There is such a stigma about metal detecting. People just don?t get it, even after...
  4. Ornate Thing

    I found this item in Western mainland Europe at a site that produces stuff from the medieval era up to the 21st century but most of the finds are concentrated in the 19th century. It is made out of some sort of copper alloy. I figure it dates to the late 19th century but I have no clue what it...
  5. somebody is planting beer cans but I doubt they'll grow!

    I finally got permission to detect an early 1800's farmhouse today. Apparently one of the former owners thought it would be cool to "plant" his beer cans on the property--probably at the very spot he finished off the contents. And he must have finished off quite a few--they were everywhere...
  6. Can ANYBODY find me a picture of this Pot ?

    I do know it was made by. C.W. & C. " Conklin, Willis & Co." Baltimore MD . BUT I have NEVER seen one this huge . And no one else so far . I have sent pictures to many people but NOTING ! Most of these are the size as the one on the right . Most have 3 or 4 small feet on the bottom , BUT this...
  7. ✅ SOLVED What have I found ? Civil War doctor tool ?

    I do NOT think it is a bullet mold because it does NOT close up flat . It is blacksmith made and is very old . It has a name on side but can't read it . It is 15 inches long . Inside top is half round on both sides as you can see . I seen a picture of a tool that a doctor would use to remove...
  8. CAN SOMEONE IDENTIFY THIS ITEM?

    It belonged to my grandma always wanted to know when and by who it was made, if it has any value thanks.
  9. ill always remember my first time

    Hello everyone, I am new here and also to metal detecting. . Over the weekend while visiting a yard sale I purchased a $20 metal detector. It is a bounty hunter gold digger. Since I was knee high to a grasshopper I have always wanted to metal detect. I love history and what better way to save it...
  10. The two variants of aqua pint size geyser spring bottles. Does anyone know the story?

    I have seen two types. This link is to one I see that has the 'X' on the base. RARE Geyser Spring Saratoga New York Antiqu Aqua Pint Bottle Heavy Whittle 1870s | eBay There is another type I have seen before that has a smooth base and the embossed letters are distributed differently and in...
  11. A Newfoundland 20 cent piece!!

    Have you ever seen or even heard of a 20 cent piece!? So far, this is my favorite and the oldest silver coin I have found. Found it at an old house property in my little town.:headbang:
  12. Civil War sites: Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina

    Hello everyone, I am doing some research on Reidsville North Carolina, Rockingham County, around RT 29 and I am really interested to see if there might be any Civil War relics there. There is also a few creeks that lead into the Haw river. What resources do you recommend to find out about the...
  13. Prisoner Shackles???

    Found these chains at the site of an old courthouse/jailhouse near where I'm from. The police jury ceased all operations at the courthouse in 1880. The building was torn down and removed sometime around 1904. From everything that I've seen on the internet these could very well be prisoner...
  14. 4 day dig best of and auction heads up...blue pontil soda

    4 days of digging horde shot: Some of these including the C.Cleminshaw soda are up for auction right now on ebay. Most auctions ending in the mid aftertnoon Sunday eastern time.
  15. OLD Jewelry! Silver Bracelet found at Home that dates back to 1800s

    OLD Jewelry! Silver Bracelet found at Home that dates back to 1800's Definitely the oldest piece of Jewelry I ever found. Sterling Silver Bracelet Found with a Garrett Ace 350 metal detector. (Possibly Victorian?) Nice condition, It looks complete, bracelet is marked "sterling,"unsure of the...
  16. 1800s Tool (anyone know what this is? found metal detecting)

    Found this metal detecting where a plantation was in 1800s and I have no clue what it is.
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