✅ SOLVED Metal detecting area of newly aquired home in VA

rosespetal

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So, Ive hunted alot now that I am in Va, as well as while fixing a door to the dirt basement came across a circle dent in my outer wall- there was a battle nearby within a few miles of my home. The age of my home I am unsure as its got many add ons to it, but it does look like it got hit by a cannonball lol I metal detected around that side of the house today and came across these few thick metal oddities. Unsure what it is. I've found some recipricating? bullet shells (forgot what the gun is called tbh) and other things, what do you think these thick pieces of metal are? could they be off a projectile or cannon ball from the civil? war? Thanks for insight.
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rosespetal

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The first picture the items look like ax/hatchet heads or hammer heads of some sort. Could be wrong here too.
I thought that at first until I saw it was solid metal and thick, as thick as a projectile piece would be
 

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Last photo looks like it's the top off an older type fire hydrant.
 

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The first picture the items look like ax/hatchet heads or hammer heads of some sort. Could be wrong here too.
i agree. if you knock off that slag or put it in some evapo-rust you might find a handle hole hiding under there.
Of course if it is a civil war projectile you probably would want to be more gentle than that with it. I bet TheCannonballGuy could tell you even with all the rust. He is extremely knowledgeable about so so many finds but you couldn't get any closer to his wheelhouse.
 

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This reminds me of either an antique tractor or vehicle rad plug, as I've found these before. :icon_scratch:
Love the look of these old marbles too.
 

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This reminds me of either an antique tractor or vehicle rad plug, as I've found these before. :icon_scratch:
Love the look of these old marbles too.
It does remind me of a radiator top- the marbles I ususally find glass ones- this set is clay and they arent perfect so you can tell someone made them.
 

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Last photo looks like it's the top off an older type fire hydrant.
It does!! I never noticed that- I am going to go by one and see if it matches LOL! good thought!
 

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