Five flat buttons today with The Legend, including one mystery button

TIE543

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Feb 13, 2021
19
34
Muhlenberg County, KY
Detector(s) used
Nokta Makro Legend, Nokta Makro Simplex+
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
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Found 5 flat buttons at a site I’ve found 9 other flats and one large cent in the past month. I’m not super familiar with old buttons, but I’ve never seen one like the small one that I think says “orange treble gilt.” Not sure what the ring on the shank would have been for, any ideas? Also, sorry if I didn’t post the pictures right, I’ve never posted any on here before.
 
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Digger RJ

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Aug 24, 2017
14,009
23,823
SW Missouri/Oklahoma
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1
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
2
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Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
XP Deus 2
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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Found 5 flat buttons at a site I’ve found 9 other flats and one large cent in the past month. I’m not super familiar with old buttons, but I’ve never seen one like the small one that I think says “orange treble gilt.” Not sure what the ring on the shank would have been for, any ideas? Also, sorry if I didn’t post the pictures right, I’ve never posted any on here before.
Nice!!!! Congrats!!!!
 
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TIE543

Greenie
Feb 13, 2021
19
34
Muhlenberg County, KY
Detector(s) used
Nokta Makro Legend, Nokta Makro Simplex+
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
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Nice!!!! Congrats!!!!
Thanks a ton! I never expected this permission would net me any 1800s items. All this has come from the front yard of a farmhouse that was built in the early 1900s. Found some old brick and glass in a few of my holes today, so I guess I can safely say there was an older homesite on the property.
 

Hunk-a-lead

Bronze Member
Dec 20, 2020
1,813
2,598
Kansas City
Detector(s) used
Legend, Garrett Carrot, Predator Phoenix Shovel, Whites's hand digger
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
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Found 5 flat buttons at a site I’ve found 9 other flats and one large cent in the past month. I’m not super familiar with old buttons, but I’ve never seen one like the small one that I think says “orange treble gilt.” Not sure what the ring on the shank would have been for, any ideas? Also, sorry if I didn’t post the pictures right, I’ve never posted any on here before.
very cool buttons, nice save
 

Florida Finder

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Dec 17, 2020
1,185
3,196
Southern States of America
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1
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AT Max
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
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Found 5 flat buttons at a site I’ve found 9 other flats and one large cent in the past month. I’m not super familiar with old buttons, but I’ve never seen one like the small one that I think says “orange treble gilt.” Not sure what the ring on the shank would have been for, any ideas? Also, sorry if I didn’t post the pictures right, I’ve never posted any on here before.
That’s some good finds. Congratulations!
 

miserman

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Oct 25, 2007
36
41
Indiana
Detector(s) used
Fisher F75LTD F-pulse and Tek-Point pinpointers Sunray Pro gold headphones
Nice buttons. These type of buttons date from about 1810-1850. The "colour" and "orange"markings are indicators that they were made in England. Most likely in London. Keep in mind that in the early to late 1800's these buttons were removed from worn out clothing and reused again and again for years. They are a great finds.
 

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