Help with ID

Trad

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Found at an early 1800s homesite. Thanks for any and all help with an ID.
 

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DCMatt

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Silver plated? Pretty fancy.

Looks like it is worn slightly across the middle.

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Maybe the cross piece is missing and it was a strap guide or adjuster of some sort. I'm thinking horse equipment...
 

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cudamark

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To me it looks pretty tiny for anything horse related. Maybe a handle off one end of a small serving dish?
 
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THing4CSA

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Hi My Fellow TH'er
As this item is silver washed I do not think that it is horse tack. As Cudamark suggested it might well be off a serving piece, bowl or plate, etc. Can you tell what the base metal is under the silver? Congrats on the find. I hope that someone can give you an ID. ;-)
 
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HuntinDog

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It may be half of a "T" type buckle.
Where the "T" part would fit up through the hole and turn and hold.
That would account for your wear marks...
Like the Tung and Wreath buckles.
 
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