I am going to wait and hope you get this authenticated rather than think it's modern. I found an 1800's button with the like-new thread attached. If your find was part of a much larger piece, maybe it was balled up for a century before you dug it. Good luck!Hey y’all. Came across this interesting piece in a plowed field in Iredell Co, NC today. Can anyone offer any opinions as to how old this may be? Is it modern? Thanks in advance!