Looking for More Information: button, buckle, gun plate?, pewter thing

Magonk

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Aug 1, 2019
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South Eastern Connecticut
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Hello All,
These are recent finds from the past few weeks and were all found in the same basic neighborhood of what appear to be colonial farms here in Southeastern CT. We are looking to get some opinions on what we think we see and some identifications.

First, we have this pewter button. We have spied a mold seam on the back and on the front there is clearly a raised lip along the outer edge. Our question here is this: what is in the field? Our initial impression is that there appears to be the numeral two, but we're having a hard time determining if it is original or environmental damage. We've taken a stab at researching the possibility of this being a military, regimental button but haven't been able to find anything that even comes close. So, now we are putting it on here (the second photo has been edited to try and bring out certain details more) for your best educated opinions.
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Next, we found this brass buckle piece. After cleaning, we found that it appears to be a broken half of possibly a spectacle/batwing style buckle - which would put it late 1600s/early 1700s. Do you agree?
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This next piece is a curiously shaped piece of brass, slightly dished, that seems to have had a specific purpose - any thoughts on what it could be? Also, there is a clearly depressed mark that mystifies us - is this a stamp? Or a pour point? Let us know what you think.
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And lastly, we have an odd pewter item (which one of us unfortunately dinked with the shovel). Our suspicion is that it is a "fancy" candle snuff based on the shape and the fact that though the piece that looks a spout of a tea kettle is hollow, there is no hole at its connection to the bowl section. Do you think we are on the right track?
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Please tell us what you think about any or all of these items, we are very curious.

Thank you and be well!
 

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pistol-pete

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The last item is a miners oil head lamp. It clipped to a hat or hardhat, Not much light but better than a candle. Have found several of these in this mining camp area, usually smashed but have a couple in great condition. Nice find.
 

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Magonk

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South Eastern Connecticut
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Wonderful. Thank you! It was a surprising and exciting find, we are happy about it for sure. Now we are only left to wonder where the other half lies!
 

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Magonk

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South Eastern Connecticut
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We are a little bit confused about how that would have worked with the item's material and configuration. Could you elaborate on orientation, how it would have been clipped, and such please? We would appreciate your explanation greatly because that is definitely not something we thought we would hear on that item because we didn't think we were near a place where mining or something similar was happening.
 

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