17th-18th century Baldric Buckle, 1804 half cent, and shiny flat buttons

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Always dig your can signals, even if you’re surrounded with cans. I almost didn’t, or more precisely, came back to and out popped a beauty baldric buckle. Despite being listed in Whitehead’s book as 17th century, a friend and I think these buckles were used through the mid 18th century. This is the first of this type symmetrical buckle I’ve dug whole.
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Also a nice 1804 half cent

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And the rest. And look at the gilt left on these flat buttons?!! Only god knows how many flat buttons I’ve dug but I have few that match the glint on these. A rosette, reign bell, and an ihp round out the finds
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So happy hunting and dig everything!

Steve


Just added the buckle set in a shadow box
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ANTIQUARIAN

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Steve, sometimes we're rewarded with a nice find when we dig those high 'aluminum tones'. :hello2:
Congrats on your Half Cent find, love the amount of gilt on those flat buttons too.
Dave
 
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Always dig your can signals, even if you’re surrounded with cans. I almost didn’t, or more precisely, came back to and out popped a beauty baldric buckle. Despite being listed in Whitehead’s book as 17th century, a friend and I think these buckles were used through the mid 18th century. This is the first of this type symmetrical buckle I’ve dug whole.
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Also a nice 1804 half cent

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And the rest. And look at the gilt left on these flat buttons?!! Only god knows how many flat buttons I’ve dug but I have few that match the glint on these. A rosette, reign bell, and an ihp round out the finds View attachment 2013810
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So happy hunting and dig everything!

Steve
Nice!!! Congrats!!! Old Stuff!!!
 
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Steve, sometimes we're rewarded with a nice find when we dig those high 'aluminum tones'. :hello2:
Congrats on your Half Cent find, love the amount of gilt on those flat buttons too.
Dave
Thanks, the gilt on those couple buttons was very surprising. I should have included pics of one that had some on the front and shank loop. It’s my top button with surviving gilt
 
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Could've sworn my US box plate was a can until it was in my hand. Gotta dig it all even if some nerd ran over a six pack of coors cans with the lawnmower. Nice digs!
Yep, happens just like that. Thx
 

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Nice hunt Steve. Personally, I would call the Baldric buckle a military sling buckle. My friend found one identical to yours and Don Troiani ID it as a pre 1750 military sling buckle.
 
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Nice hunt Steve. Personally, I would call the Baldric buckle a military sling buckle. My friend found one identical to yours and Don Troiani ID it as a pre 1750 military sling buckle.
Thx Steve. I mean that’s what I call it, but figured I would post all proper like
 

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Wow! some nice finds and great relics! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing.
 

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Always dig your can signals, even if you’re surrounded with cans. I almost didn’t, or more precisely, came back to and out popped a beauty baldric buckle. Despite being listed in Whitehead’s book as 17th century, a friend and I think these buckles were used through the mid 18th century. This is the first of this type symmetrical buckle I’ve dug whole.
View attachment 2013807

Also a nice 1804 half cent

View attachment 2013811
View attachment 2013812


And the rest. And look at the gilt left on these flat buttons?!! Only god knows how many flat buttons I’ve dug but I have few that match the glint on these. A rosette, reign bell, and an ihp round out the finds View attachment 2013810
View attachment 2013809 View attachment 2013808

So happy hunting and dig everything!

Steve


Just added the buckle set in a shadow box View attachment 2013831
very cool finds and great saves. looks like that awesome buckle found a cozy spot in your display. well done
 

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Nicely done getting the sweet buckle and buttons.
Always like finding the Crotal Bells, pick the dirt out wash them up.
It's such a special feeling to hear them ring again after a couple hundred years of silence.
 

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That’s a cool buckle
 

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I really like your buckle display. Thanks for sharing!
 

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Nice pics and excellent post. Your buckle and your display case are fantastic- very nice work!
 

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Great finds, excellent pics, and nice ID on that buckle. I think I have one and now I know what it is! I always assumed by oldest were the spectacle type.
 
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Nicely done getting the sweet buckle and buttons.
Always like finding the Crotal Bells, pick the dirt out wash them up.
It's such a special feeling to hear them ring again after a couple hundred years of silence.
Thanks Pepp. And yes, I think the same thing when I ring mine. Cheers and good luck this upcoming season. CA must be thawing now I hope
 

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