Need help identifying

OrangeHunter

Tenderfoot
May 31, 2022
6
24
Orange County Ca
Detector(s) used
Nokta Makro Legend
Hello everyone,

My first time posting here, I’m new to treasure hunting I bought a metal detector about two months ago and on my last outing I found something interesting and I’m having a hard time identifying it. I found it in Orange County Ca in an area that once housed old ranches from late 1800’s. It seems to be pretty old and looks to be hand made from silver, its about the size of a half dollar. I’m posting pics of both sides.

Has anyone seen something like this before?
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creskol

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Welcome .. Can you make out any of the lettering on either side?
 
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Hunk-a-lead

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Dec 20, 2020
2,043
3,145
Kansas City
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Nokta Legend, Garrett Carrot, Predator Phoenix Shovel, White's hand digger
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Hello everyone,

My first time posting here, I’m new to treasure hunting I bought a metal detector about two months ago and on my last outing I found something interesting and I’m having a hard time identifying it. I found it in Orange County Ca in an area that once housed old ranches from late 1800’s. It seems to be pretty old and looks to be hand made from silver, its about the size of a half dollar. I’m posting pics of both sides.

Has anyone seen something like this before?
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welcome aboard and thanks for posting. not sure about silver or the ID but good luck. Very cool find
 
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Digger RJ

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Aug 24, 2017
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Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
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All Treasure Hunting
Hello everyone,

My first time posting here, I’m new to treasure hunting I bought a metal detector about two months ago and on my last outing I found something interesting and I’m having a hard time identifying it. I found it in Orange County Ca in an area that once housed old ranches from late 1800’s. It seems to be pretty old and looks to be hand made from silver, its about the size of a half dollar. I’m posting pics of both sides.

Has anyone seen something like this before?
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Cool !!! Congrats!!! You may try tooth picking it a bit. It may be aluminum. Does it have any weight to it?
 
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vpnavy

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Jun 15, 2008
34,262
17,966
York County, PA (USA)
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Hello everyone,

My first time posting here...I’m having a hard time identifying it....Has anyone seen something like this before?...
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1st - Welcome Aboard! Take a look at Forum: California for information (i.e., clubs, etc.) directly related to your state.
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2nd - I moved ya from TODAY'S FINDS! over to WHAT IS IT? for more exposure.
 
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Digger RJ

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Aug 24, 2017
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Hello everyone,

My first time posting here, I’m new to treasure hunting I bought a metal detector about two months ago and on my last outing I found something interesting and I’m having a hard time identifying it. I found it in Orange County Ca in an area that once housed old ranches from late 1800’s. It seems to be pretty old and looks to be hand made from silver, its about the size of a half dollar. I’m posting pics of both sides.

Has anyone seen something like this before?
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Welcome to Tnet!!!
 
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Digger RJ

Gold Member
Aug 24, 2017
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SW Missouri/Oklahoma
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🏆 Honorable Mentions:
2
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Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
XP Deus 2
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Thank you.
I will check the weight and measure it when I get home but yes its feels heavy not light like aluminum.
Cool!!! Good luck with the ID. Too bad the letters weren’t a little more visible.
 
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Gare

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Dec 30, 2012
5,284
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Canton Ohio Area
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Presently using Deus's have Minelabs, Nokta's Tesoro's Have them all . Have WAY to many need to get rid of some
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Welcome Orangehunter. I hope you can get it cleaned up better
 
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Back-of-the-boat

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Apr 18, 2013
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California
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All Treasure Hunting
If you take a piece of paper and use a pencil turned on its side rubbing back and forth you should be able to make out the lettering. That is what I meant when I said do a rubbing. The raised letters should come through on the rubbing and also possibly any picture or design that is raised.
 
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OrangeHunter

Tenderfoot
May 31, 2022
6
24
Orange County Ca
Detector(s) used
Nokta Makro Legend
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Ok, guys so this is pretty funny. After using Back-of-the-Boat's idea I was able to read "Gyldenholt Unbelted". After a quick google search, It turns out they have some medieval role-playing event every year in the field I was hunting. So I don't know if this was a prize or part of someone's costume but in other words, it's junk lol.

Thank you guys for the tips I will lock them away in memory for next time.
 
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Jack873

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Nov 13, 2011
52
40
Willow Grove, Pa
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Ok, guys so this is pretty funny. After using Back-of-the-Boat's idea I was able to read "Gyldenholt Unbelted". After a quick google search, It turns out they have some medieval role-playing event every year in the field I was hunting. So I don't know if this was a prize or part of someone's costume but in other words, it's junk lol.

Thank you guys for the tips I will lock them away in memory for next time.
I believe you are correct. I kept seeing what looked like a crossed hammer and sword on the reverse, but after reading this reply, I believe it's a crossed hammer and pliers(blacksmithing).
 
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