DUG UP A SNAKE, Flat Buttons, Colonial 2-tine Forks, and GOLD gilt decoration!

SOSDIVING

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Got out and detected in NC and dug up a SNAKE, that's a first, here is the video:

https://youtu.be/OWF7vWiXIyw

Along with the snake dig, a GREAT day of discovery digging flat buttons with backmarks, 2 colonial 2 tine forks, and an excellent representative piece to a cast iron cooking pot. Also 2 decorative artifacts, one is scallop shaped and bent, the other seems to be a buckle frame? or colonial ladies hair beret? It has ALOT of GOLD gilt on it. I sketched it out for reference, if anyone can chime in for definite identification, that would be great. All of the flat buttons had backmarks, except one larger flat button. NOTE: The spelling of COLOUR versus Color, indicating these buttons were of British import, specifically LONDON. Here is the list of buttons and backmarks found:

EXTRA FINE, Eagle on Top, evidence of Silver Gilt

STANDARD RICH COLOUR, Eagle on back side with shank, and shield with sea anchor

GILT, with 6 sided stars and arrows surrounding the shank

BEST QUALITY LONDON, with evidence of Silver Gilt

GOLD COLOUR, Flower Cuff Button

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Terry Soloman

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Great iron finds! I'm glad you took the time and cleaned them up so nice. They'll look great in a display. Great buttons too!
 

Gaspipe

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Neat finds but the green grass snake is my favorite.... find one now and then up my way. Hope you reburied the old boy it was hibernating. They are a rather uncommon species.
 
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relic lover

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Great picture of the snake you really captured his personality
 

K1DDO1979

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Great finds and I know what the snake was thinking at this moment...
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Very cool, looks like a great spot!
 

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I always pick up the little snakes also, they're so cute.
Here's one I found on a trip recently:
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