Colonial site gives up shoe buckle with crowns!

Salty

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Back to my colonial site again today ( third time there) and it did not disappoint! Unbelievably I found a second cannon ball, lots of pieces of Native American pottery, and some pottery from the settlers. Also I found a couple of buttons plus what I believe to be a rosette ? But the coolest thing is this piece of shoe buckle with crowns on it! If only I had it all! But I will take this piece! I also found three pieces of metal that I don't know what it is. I have two other ones that I found on this site. Holler out if you have any ideas! Pipe stem pieces and rolled lead, a cool tack and puece of brass. This site is unreal!
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njrelicgairl

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Back to my colonial site again today ( third time there) and it did not disappoint! Unbelievably I found a second cannon ball, lots of pieces of Native American pottery, and some pottery from the settlers. Also I found a couple of buttons plus what I believe to be a rosette ? But the coolest thing is this piece of shoe buckle with crowns on it! If only I had it all! But I will take this piece! I also found three pieces of metal that I don't know what it is. I have two other ones that I found on this site. Holler out if you have any ideas! Pipe stem pieces and rolled lead, a cool tack and puece of brass. This site is unreal! View attachment 2017391 View attachment 2017392 View attachment 2017393 View attachment 2017394 View attachment 2017395 View attachment 2017396
Great finds. Love the buckle. They made such beautiful designs back then.
 

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Congrats on the recoveries.
The piece of buckle is quite unique.
The cannon ball is winner for finds.
 
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Congrats on the recoveries.
The piece of buckle is quite unique.
The cannon ball is winner for finds.
Yes, I was thinking shoe buckle but it may be a spectacle buckle. I believe that piece is 1/4 of the frame. I hope someone can ID it. I looked through the buckle ID book and haven't seen a pattern like it. It's a beauty!
 

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Don't be surprised if the rest of the buckle ends up under your coil....let's hope so. Great post up
 

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Back to my colonial site again today ( third time there) and it did not disappoint! Unbelievably I found a second cannon ball, lots of pieces of Native American pottery, and some pottery from the settlers. Also I found a couple of buttons plus what I believe to be a rosette ? But the coolest thing is this piece of shoe buckle with crowns on it! If only I had it all! But I will take this piece! I also found three pieces of metal that I don't know what it is. I have two other ones that I found on this site. Holler out if you have any ideas! Pipe stem pieces and rolled lead, a cool tack and puece of brass. This site is unreal! View attachment 2017391 View attachment 2017392 View attachment 2017393 View attachment 2017394 View attachment 2017395 View attachment 2017396
Cool!!!! Congrats!!!
 

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Back to my colonial site again today ( third time there) and it did not disappoint! Unbelievably I found a second cannon ball, lots of pieces of Native American pottery, and some pottery from the settlers. Also I found a couple of buttons plus what I believe to be a rosette ? But the coolest thing is this piece of shoe buckle with crowns on it! If only I had it all! But I will take this piece! I also found three pieces of metal that I don't know what it is. I have two other ones that I found on this site. Holler out if you have any ideas! Pipe stem pieces and rolled lead, a cool tack and puece of brass. This site is unreal! View attachment 2017391 View attachment 2017392 View attachment 2017393 View attachment 2017394 View attachment 2017395 View attachment 2017396
Great hunt.😀
 

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Would have been a very nice 18th C Shoe Buckle but I don't think those are Crowns.(they are Foliate Sprigs) Not a spectacle type, more like the shape of the one pictured below:

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The piece under it is a round (often plain brass) horse harness leather decoration/mount. 18th C.
 
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Steve in PA

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Nice digs! The object in your second picture is actually a leather adornment for a horse bridle or something similar.
 
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Would have been a very nice 18th C Shoe Buckle but I don't think those are Crowns.(they are Foliate Sprigs) Not a spectacle type, more like the shape of the one pictured below:

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The piece under it is a round (often plain brass) horse harness leather decoration/mount. 18th C.
Thank you for the insight. I sm not totally up on all my colonial knowledge. Is there a name for that specific buckle type?
 

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Thank you for the insight. I sm not totally up on all my colonial knowledge. Is there a name for that specific buckle type?
Just a shoe buckle, not sure if that shape has a technical name.
 

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