Copper and A Bucket of Colonial Crockery

Kirk PA

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I had some time today to get out so I went to farm that I received permission at 2 weeks ago. I was exploring the field most of the day looking for new sites and almost went home without a thing. I eyeballed part of the field that I had not hit yet and decided to make my way there. Along the way, the typical iron started and I was eyeballing old pottery shards. This site was loaded with pottery, brick, and foundation stones. Everything from Colonial salt-glazed, redware, delftware, scratch blue, etc. were scattered through out. I spent about 2.5 hours hitting the site hard and came away with some relics and a toasted Draped Bust copper. The farmer is plowing his fields now and I also found an arrowhead last week (not pictured).

I am not sure, but the one relic looks like a piece to a musket. Maybe a trigger guard? It is brass and quite heavy. Do you Gents know what the Riker relic is?

All in all, I had a great time hunting in the Great Outdoors. We are expecting our 2nd child this year and found out today that it is going to be a Girl. What a great day! Take care, Gents!

Keep the passion high!

Kirk
 

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leddel

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nice to see you out again Kirk , congrats on the coppa . the riker item looks
like a horse rosette , take care and say hey to your brother and Uncle for me .

Dan
 

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Good to see you back Kirk. I agree with leddel. Looks to be a horse bridle rosette. Great finds from what sounds like a great site.
 
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Kirk PA

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nice to see you out again Kirk , congrats on the coppa . the riker item looks
like a horse rosette , take care and say hey to your brother and Uncle for me .

Dan

Thanks, Dan, it is good to be back. I took off last year from hunting. Other priorities in life but still great. I am actually going to hunt by myself probably. I just live too far from Chris and Kyle. Maybe an honorary hunt at times, but I have to stay close to home. Baby #2 is on the way. Can't wait!

Take care!

Kirk
 
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Kirk PA

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Good to see you back Kirk. I agree with leddel. Looks to be a horse bridle rosette. Great finds from what sounds like a great site.

Hey, my friend! Long time! Thanks for the comment and good to hear from you.

Kirk
 

Steve in PA

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Kirk, glad to see you out swinging again. The Riker piece is definitely a bridal rosette, but I believe it is fairly modern. Not sure about the heavy brass piece but I don't think it is off a gun. With all that pottery I am surprised there were not more buttons, etc.
 

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Kirk,
Great to see another post from you again. I see you still have the Colonial touch.
Congrats on your finds, but an even bigger congrats on baby #2. You have been a busy Boy.
You're making me feel like an old man. Mine are both almost done with college now. Thank God!
Tell Kyle and Chris "hello" for me. I miss those comical posts you guys used to do. Good times.
-Doug-
 

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Yeah , Welcome back Kirk , and a Huge congratulations to you and your wife on the new baby !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Great to see you getting out and posting Kirk. I really like your site, and I think you just might have an opportunity to find a trash pit there. If there's a lot of iron and pottery in the same spot you should dig a few test holes, especially if you can hit on some large, deep iron. You know I've been pushing you to do that for years, and this would be a great time to give it a try. Nice job on the copper too. And, of course, many congrats to you and the wife with the new addition on the way. Good luck and HH ..... Bill
 

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Like the others have said, great to see you out hunting and posting your finds, told you before, enjoy just getting out and seeing the beautiful countryside of Pa! Finds can be secondary at times. Congrats on being the future father of one of each! :)
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You have your first copper in a million years or so. Kevins been goading me to get my detecting bearings again so it looks like very soon we will be getting out.
 

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I can't believe I logged on to Tnet in god knows how long and who do I see posting again?
Whats up Kirk? Nice job on the toasty:thumbsup:! Tell the Bro and Unc hello for me.
Guess it's time to dust off the machine and go find some Coppas.
 
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Thanks for the replies, Gents. I am heading back tomorrow morning I think. I am going to work it slow now since I have an idea of the site. I will probably get permission for a new site for the weekend.

Kirk
 

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Kirk as said by others it is great to see you out swinging and posting again. Some real nice finds you got there. A BIG CONGRATS on the second child :occasion14:
 

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welcome back! congrats to the soon to be baby girl! yep Riker made Rosettes in the 1860's or so.nice hunt!
 

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Kirk, nice to see a post. Congrats, and keep them coming...(finds that is :laughing7:)
 

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Hiya Kirk. Congrats on a good hunt and especially on the forthcoming birth. We dads have special relationships with our daughters and even though I don't know you, I am sure she will be the pride in your life. Hope you can get back there before the crops are in.
 

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