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Fentonian

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Apr 18, 2021
82
849
Ohio
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1
Detector(s) used
Minelab Equinox 800
Whites V3i
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Was out for a couple hours today and thought I would share my keepers with everyone. The heart cutout heel plate would be my best of the day. Lots of theories on what the heel plates were for, from civil war to ladies of the night. Coincidence or not , the owner of this property was a Mrs. Mast in 1870. Any input on the “Made in America “ small copper piece with the square cutout would be appreciated, Button? Cuff link piece?
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devldog

Silver Member
Mar 9, 2012
3,194
5,452
Georgia
Detector(s) used
Whites MXT ALL PRO, Minelab Safari
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
Nice saves. I really like the heal plate. The heel plate should date back to the War of Northern Aggression. Many soldiers wore these, and many have been recovered in campsites, etc. Your heel plate is in great condition. Well Done on some nice saves of History.
 

VaGent

Full Member
Apr 20, 2021
118
355
Central Virginia
Detector(s) used
Currently Deus XP, also have 2 Minelab Explorer XS as backups.
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
The cut-out heel plates are 100% female civilian, and not necessarily from "ladies of the night"... there were plenty of women in camps, from officer's wives to laundresses, nurses, and cooks. Compare the size to the heel of a mans brogan and you will understand. The men did use heel plates, but they were made of steel and horseshoe shaped.
 
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Digger RJ

Gold Member
Aug 24, 2017
15,809
27,546
SW Missouri/Oklahoma
🥇 Banner finds
1
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
2
Detector(s) used
Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
XP Deus 2
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Was out for a couple hours today and thought I would share my keepers with everyone. The heart cutout heel plate would be my best of the day. Lots of theories on what the heel plates were for, from civil war to ladies of the night. Coincidence or not , the owner of this property was a Mrs. Mast in 1870. Any input on the “Made in America “ small copper piece with the square cutout would be appreciated, Button? Cuff link piece? View attachment 2019643 View attachment 2019645 View attachment 2019646
Very Cool!!! Congrats!!!
 

Hunk-a-lead

Bronze Member
Dec 20, 2020
2,043
3,145
Kansas City
Detector(s) used
Nokta Legend, Garrett Carrot, Predator Phoenix Shovel, White's hand digger
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Was out for a couple hours today and thought I would share my keepers with everyone. The heart cutout heel plate would be my best of the day. Lots of theories on what the heel plates were for, from civil war to ladies of the night. Coincidence or not , the owner of this property was a Mrs. Mast in 1870. Any input on the “Made in America “ small copper piece with the square cutout would be appreciated, Button? Cuff link piece? View attachment 2019643 View attachment 2019645 View attachment 2019646
cool finds all around and love that heel plate
 

pepperj

Gold Member
Feb 3, 2009
29,654
99,830
Detector(s) used
Deus, Deus 2, Minelab 3030, E-Trac,
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
Well done on the heel plate. Seen a lot of miles in it's life.
Here is a good write up from years ago on the plate as yours.
 

Gare

Gold Member
Dec 30, 2012
5,286
10,199
Canton Ohio Area
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
2
Detector(s) used
Presently using Deus's have Minelabs, Nokta's Tesoro's Have them all . Have WAY to many need to get rid of some
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Looks like you had a fun day
 

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