Killer Early (1690-1720) Complete Buckle, 1853 Half Dime, Brass Shield Pin?

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This complete buckle that I found is by far my favorite so far. It's an early style. You can date it to 1690-1720 by the chape style (thanks Bill D.). This thing is so solid I think it could be used today. The place I found it is very interesting and may produce more early finds. I also found a KG there. The 1853 Seated Half Dime is my first half dime and the detail is really nice on it. Here's where I need some help guys. I dug this brass or copper shield shaped item with obvious attachment points on the back. It came from beside a colonial cellar hole. There's a design on it but it's hard to make out. I first thought it was an eagle but now I don't believe it is. There's 3 very distinct lines on the bottom then a design above. I believe the shield was a symbol of patriotism but I have no idea what this was and what it attached to. I would really appreciate everybody's input on this one. I also found an 1864 2 center and an IH. There's also a V nickel that's absolutely destroyed and a few mystery items. Thanks for the help guys
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Wow abe that buckle is the find of the day for sure! This comes in a post that features a half dime and a 2 cent coin!, they're great but that buckle is freakin awesome!!

Congrats brother!
 
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Those are some great finds. I love the shoe buckle! As far as the designed shield, there have been several of them found(found one myself) and have been told it's horse tack with a flur de whatever French design.
 

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the brass tube is a ramrod guide pipe for a muzzle loading rifle. the drilled hole on the tab is for attachment to the stock.

Guardez
 

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hard to get a complete buckle like that…some real sweet finds there!
 

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Awsome.
I just wrote this long post,and erased it by accident. Lol
Them watch winders are great.
Never seen them linked like that.
You had a great hunt..
A wide range of years there.
My kind of hunting.
I know you love older stuff like the buckle, but hey, that half dime is in great shape, big congrats on ur first.
The site you have are incredibly.
Im glad your able to share your find with me..
George
 
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That shield only turns up at real early sites i would hit that place low and slow:cool:

It has The Prince of Wales Crest on it.

~Blaze~
 
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That shield only turns up at real early sites i would hit that place low and slow:cool:

It has The Prince of Wales Crest on it.

~Blaze~
Great info bud. I appreciate it
 

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Great looking variety of finds. No telling what's gonna turn up next on that site!
 

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I believe it was just a few weeks ago you were saying the half dime was on your bucket list, cross that one off! She's a good looking one!
 

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The shield shaped item is likely a colonial era harness boss (horse tack). I like the two watch winders/chatelaine on the ring.

Great coins, and congrats on your first half dime!

-Buck
 
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I believe it was just a few weeks ago you were saying the half dime was on your bucket list, cross that one off! She's a good looking one!

Thanks david you're absolutely right. Think if I mention not finding a New England Shilling I'll find one next week? Lol
 

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:sunny: Nice finds! That half dime has some nice detail!!!
 

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Another Oh, Lawd moment here! Now you have set the bar high, Abe. Atta-boy!

Kirk
 

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The shield shaped item is likely a colonial era harness boss (horse tack). I like the two watch winders/chatelaine on the ring.

Great coins, and congrats on your first half dime!

-Buck

If that is a horse tack, it must of been for a pony??? Lol.
 

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Awesome finds that buckle is amazing.and congrats on the half dime it's really sharp. But the sheild is a saddle shield I have one also, I found last fall. ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1431215732.863022.jpg
 

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Outstanding Abe! Nice first on that half dime, and of course that buckle is killer. And that 2-fer watch winder is very unique and one find I haven't made before. Congrats on a nice assortment of early coins and relics.
 

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