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Fairly certain it's not a scabbard tip finial from the lower shape. It is heavy for its size (8g) probably lead or pewter. In a couple of the pics there is the remains of a thin ferrous remnant at the attachment point.

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Agreed. Or off a percussion cap box . . .
 

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Nice relic. I think I might have tossed it away. This is why it good to have knowledge like you do .Well done
 

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yeah, used like a button almost. leather strap for the top of the box with a slit that this held the top on with.
 

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Nice dig Yak :icon_thumleft: Usually the lead and pewter finials are Confederate!!
 
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Fairly certain it's not a scabbard tip finial from the lower shape. It is heavy for its size (8g) probably lead or pewter. In a couple of the pics there is the remains of a thin ferrous remnant at the attachment point.

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Looks dang good Yak !
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Like civilman1 said It's also my opinion that the Pewter & Lead ones were Confederate .

Looks to be pewter ?

Oh also my opinion .. as Parsonwalker stated it's likely off a Cap box.

Keep'em Coming.
 

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Nice relic. I think I might have tossed it away. This is why it good to have knowledge like you do .Well done

Well Tommy / A2coins ; 'Now you know'.

My problem is I keep everything. lol
 
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Nice dig Yak :icon_thumleft: Usually the lead and pewter finials are Confederate!!

I was wondering if anyone would notice that. Found a couple of articles stating Union ones were generally Brass and if lead or pewter, most likely Confederate.
 

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Yeah I'm wondering if the soldier carved them out of lead or were they made lead? I've seen them lead but carved by a soldier and only see brass ones that weren't carved.
 
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Looks dang good Yak !
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Like civilman1 said It's also my opinion that the Pewter & Lead ones were Confederate .

Looks to be pewter ?

Oh also my opinion .. as Parsonwalker stated it's likely off a Cap box.

Keep'em Coming.

Thanks D!! That's the 1st one I've ever dug. I've also been over that area 100+ times with the AT Pro and must have considered it a 'pull tab' like signal. It was a solid 11-12 with the Equinox 800.

I'm thinking pewter as well. Very grainy/crusty like feel versus a bullet from same dirt.
 

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Yeah I'm wondering if the soldier carved them out of lead or were they made lead? I've seen them lead but carved by a soldier and only see brass ones that weren't carved.

If memory serves me right I believe that I dug a 'larger more rounded' one that was made from lead & looked Cast but then again my recall is not "photographic ".
 

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