Cut Spanish silver and lots more

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Wow. Where do I begin? Got permission to hunt a cut soybean field that once had a ball diamond on it back in the 60s-70s. Was hoping for some rosies but that area turned out to be full of pull tabs and no silver as of yet. So I began to explore the rest of the field and found a silver GW in one area and a decent size iron patch in another. I just stumbled onto a early site:headbang: In two trips Ive pulled countless buttons, bits of lead and pewter and some buckle fragments and lots of whatsits. I got the toasted square shaped Braided hair LC tonight too but the 1/4 cut Spanish is my first milled real. Found a cob last year. Looks to be an early to mid 18th century Pistareen but Ill let the experts chime in
 

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SOSDIVING

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Toasted: Cheers to you, what a great site and thanks for sharing, that cut piece of silver is an awesome find along with the flat buttons and buckle frames. Always neat to think back of who last had that in their pocket or hand, and now it's in yours. I consider my detector a time machine, as it takes us all back in time for these historical finds. Thanks for documenting and sharing. CHEERS
 

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do some research, all details are there so should be easy to get the date, King, etc. is it a 1/2, 1, or 2 Real?
 

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Whoa, you just found a really good site. The silver is an excellent find, and the little complete buckle is freakin gorgeous.
 

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Wow, what an amazing haul! Love the details on the belt buckles, and the real fragment is in great condition (for a fragment). Congrats! -Lisa & John
 

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congrats. nothing at all like stumbling onto an old site. when i am hunting, i sometimes get a feeling about an area and wander over to check it out. sometimes it really pays off. i also look for these places when i drive around. never bring a group with me either. dont call me THE rogue relic hunter for nothing. :laughing7: keep that site all to yourself.
 

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Congrats on the cut silver. I really love the complete shoe buckle. I think those are called spectacle buckles.
 

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I think the item deserving the spotlight is that spectacle. Wow, I do not see many posted on here from our side of the pond. Killer killer find🏅

Nice Spanish. Perhaps PM Mackeydon or DoninSJ for a better ID.

Cheers
 
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I think the item deserving the spotlight is that spectacle. Wow, I do not see many posted on here from our side of the pond. Killer killer find��

Nice Spanish. Perhaps PM Mackeydon or DoninSJ for a better ID.

Cheers
So that buckle dates to first half of 1700s just like the Pistareen? Wasnt sure if it was 18th or 19th.
 

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Sweet Spanish Silver.
Combined with the buckle and buttons and you have proof of being on a Colonial Site.
Congratulations
 

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Yeah man, great finds!! Super cool digs that must of been a blast cheers to you!!


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So that buckle dates to first half of 1700s just like the Pistareen? Wasnt sure if it was 18th or 19th.

That buckle may even dip into the 17th century. I'll look tomorrow. I'm still looking for my first buckle of that type. Congrats
 

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Beautiful array of finds. Agreed on the spectacle...could be much earlier than the coin, which looks like a Philip v 2 reale from the 1720s
 

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Pg 65 from Ross Whithead's "Buckles 1250-1800"
 

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Pg 65 from Ross Whithead's "Buckles 1250-1800"

Thats awesome. Thanks for the pic. It reminded me of the possible pin/clasp found nearby.
 

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No sweat. Couldn't find a perfect match (trefoil molding at loops and strap bars) but it sure looks period. BillVA, GW digger, etc or some of our British friends should have more legit info...I'm just giving my best guess.
 
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Toasted I hunt super early sites all the time and have never found a spectacle buckle. Over 20 shoe buckles but never one of those. That's the star of the show my friend. Congrats my friend on a great little piece of silver as well. I would hunt the hell out of that spot til there wasn't a squeak left. You could find some super early stuff there
 

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