🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Brass Thing

Diggler

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Nov 29, 2015
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Southern New England
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DEUS ll, V3I, Equinox 600, Pro PI Diver, CZ21
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Hey guys....I have one for you. I've found four of these things over the last three years at the same sight.
The grid squares in the picture are 1/4"
This item is made of brass. Its 5/8" high and 9/16" at the base. It has a dimple on the top.
The bottom has a 1/16" rim. Inside the rim is a concave surface with a 3/16" , 1/8" deep hole in the center. From this hole there is a channel that extends to the rim.
I found it at a colonial site where I've found two Connecticut coppers and many other period artifacts so I'll put a date of 1790-1820 on it.
I'll be happy to take more pictures if needed.

Thanks!
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Diggler

Greenie
Nov 29, 2015
12
31
Southern New England
Detector(s) used
DEUS ll, V3I, Equinox 600, Pro PI Diver, CZ21
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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Hey Sam,
Thanks for the reply!
It does look like some sort of rivet but its beefy and would be difficult to deform.
 
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Diggler

Greenie
Nov 29, 2015
12
31
Southern New England
Detector(s) used
DEUS ll, V3I, Equinox 600, Pro PI Diver, CZ21
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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Here is a picture of the underside on three of these things. I couldn't find the forth one. The hole sizes are all different but each piece weighs 9 grams.
There aren't any threads on these items.
Huntin Dog...These things could be more modern....I'll be honest..I never thought of that.
The large ID's on the base vary in size by .015" from each other and these ID's aren't perfectly centered from the OD.
It looks like these items are cast then
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the base was crudely machined
 
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