Old Metal Thingie With Sun/Flower & Clover Motif

kyle369

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Found this today in my mom's yard in Sudlersville MD, the house dates to 1910 but I did find a 1850s State Militia Panel Plate Buckle here before.

Judging by the patina it's likely copper or bronze.

It's torn to shreds but it has this beautiful sun or flower & clover motif in the center; diameter is roughly 1.5" to 1.75"

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Is it a cap or lid? A military decoration? I'll have to take it to a professional restorer if it's anything of significance.

Thanks, Kyle
 

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Nice find! Congrats!
 
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Looks like a cap to me, but definitely looks old and interesting. Maybe an old salve jar lid/cap.
 
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kyle369

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Looks like a cap to me, but definitely looks old and interesting. Maybe an old salve jar lid/cap.

That's definitely a good guess, I once found a small perfume bottle from circa 1910s-20s intact in this same yard thanks to detecting the cap that was still on it!
 
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