JerzeyGrrrl

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Oct 3, 2021
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All Treasure Hunting
I found this walking along the banks of the Raritan River at Raritan Landing, a major historical settlement in central NJ. I actually came across it 10 years ago and rediscovered it among my treasures trove today. It’s probably made of clay—seems denser and heavier than terracotta. I put a lighter next to it for reference. It’s been cleaned with a soft bristled brush so the orange-red color is natural to the piece. The darker brown color on the front—not sure if it’s weathered or if it’s glaze or paint. Any input would be welcome. I did submit it to a local archeological society and I’m waiting to hear from them. The dots and lines patterns are similar to a metal foot button found during an archeological excavation at the site but that’s the closest I’ve come. Thanks!!
 

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Julieb

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Oct 3, 2021
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Ohio fairfield county
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I found this walking along the banks of the Raritan River at Raritan Landing, a major historical settlement in central NJ. I actually came across it 10 years ago and rediscovered it among my treasures trove today. It’s probably made of clay—seems denser and heavier than terracotta. I put a lighter next to it for reference. It’s been cleaned with a soft bristled brush so the orange-red color is natural to the piece. The darker brown color on the front—not sure if it’s weathered or if it’s glaze or paint. Any input would be welcome. I did submit it to a local archeological society and I’m waiting to hear from them. The dots and lines patterns are similar to a metal foot button found during an archeological excavation at the site but that’s the closest I’ve come. Thanks!!
 
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