Fort Dump Found?

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Got back out to the lot I have been digging at my favorite fort. There is so much iron in a portion of the lot I got permission to dig a small test pit. It was a small pit maybe 2foot by 2 foot and maybe a foot or so down. The hole was loaded with large iron spikes. After I removed them there were Goodies to be found. The most intriguing find is this brass plate. Front and back pictures I posted. I have no idea what it may be?? Any idea would be most appreciated.
A couple buttons and 3 musketballs to follow along with the remains of a dagger. I decided to cover it up and wait for cooler weather next month for a bigger dig. Thanks for looking and Happy Hunting!!
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Digger RJ

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Got back out to the lot I have been digging at my favorite fort. There is so much iron in a portion of the lot I got permission to dig a small test pit. It was a small pit maybe 2foot by 2 foot and maybe a foot or so down. The hole was loaded with large iron spikes. After I removed them there were Goodies to be found. The most intriguing find is this brass plate. Front and back pictures I posted. I have no idea what it may be?? Any idea would be most appreciated.
A couple buttons and 3 musketballs to follow along with the remains of a dagger. I decided to cover it up and wait for cooler weather next month for a bigger dig. Thanks for looking and Happy Hunting!! View attachment 1983721 View attachment 1983723 View attachment 1983724 View attachment 1983721 View attachment 1983723
Cool!!! Congrats!!!
 

Hunk-a-lead

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Got back out to the lot I have been digging at my favorite fort. There is so much iron in a portion of the lot I got permission to dig a small test pit. It was a small pit maybe 2foot by 2 foot and maybe a foot or so down. The hole was loaded with large iron spikes. After I removed them there were Goodies to be found. The most intriguing find is this brass plate. Front and back pictures I posted. I have no idea what it may be?? Any idea would be most appreciated.
A couple buttons and 3 musketballs to follow along with the remains of a dagger. I decided to cover it up and wait for cooler weather next month for a bigger dig. Thanks for looking and Happy Hunting!! View attachment 1983721 View attachment 1983723 View attachment 1983724 View attachment 1983721 View attachment 1983723
great hunt and awesome saves, wtg
 

oldmxrat

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Nice saves! That brass piece looks like a key hole escutcheon. Find that key!
 

MountOlymp

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Got back out to the lot I have been digging at my favorite fort. There is so much iron in a portion of the lot I got permission to dig a small test pit. It was a small pit maybe 2foot by 2 foot and maybe a foot or so down. The hole was loaded with large iron spikes. After I removed them there were Goodies to be found. The most intriguing find is this brass plate. Front and back pictures I posted. I have no idea what it may be?? Any idea would be most appreciated.
A couple buttons and 3 musketballs to follow along with the remains of a dagger. I decided to cover it up and wait for cooler weather next month for a bigger dig. Thanks for looking and Happy Hunting!! View attachment 1983721 View attachment 1983723 View attachment 1983724 View attachment 1983721 View attachment 1983723
I see a keyhole
 

pepperj

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Now that's a nice selection of recoveries from a test pit.
Liking the gun flint and the US button.
That is a cool key hole escutcheon.
Best of luck on the digging in the cooler weather.
 

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