1700's Cellar Hole Find. Tiny 7/16" Flat Button with Dove & Olive Branch Design.

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1700's Cellar Hole Find. Tiny 7/16" Flat Button with Dove & Olive Branch Design.

Spent a couple of hours at a 1700's cellar hole today. Full of iron signals, so it's difficult to pull out any brass targets. Did manage to find a very tiny (7/16") brass flat button. Not sure if it's 1700's or early 1800's, but it's really cool. Actually has a design for a change. It's a dove with an olive branch in it's mouth. Not an amazing find, but not an easy recovery with hundreds of square nails in the area! I really need to buy a sniper coil for these old cellar holes!


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Nice find, congratulations! :icon_thumleft:
 

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Very cool little button!!! Any ideas yet?
 
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Here's what I have to deal with at this cellar hole! I get a 50 or higher signal in between the iron signals and then pull out 5 or 10 nails before I find the intended target! Good thing I have a pinpointer or I'd never find the good stuff.

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Thanks for the ID, VMI Digger. Amazing rattlesnake button, by the way! You did a great job cleaning it up.
 
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I think this is a religious button. It appears to depict Mt. Ararat below the dove. At first I thought it was his wing, but it doesn't look right. Has to be Mt. Ararat. Very interesting button!


"And the dove came back to him in the evening, and behold, in her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the earth."

Genesis 8:11
 

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