Rare Confederate Rifleman Button and Sword Guard

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Hurt my back pretty badly right before Christmas and still can't dig holes, but I went out this weekend a couple of times to hobble around and watch. mbcuce felt bad for me and agreed to dig and let me swing his detecter some. Amazingly, with some very limited detecting, I found a couple of nice relics.

The best is the Confederate lined block-R button. I think it's pretty rare. The soil was not kind, but it cleaned up fairly well. I'm not seeing many examples online and fewer still that show any lines.

The guard is probably from a small sword. It has some neoclassical imagery that is very similar to some sword parts that I found a few years ago.

Thanks for looking.

rifleman obverse.jpg
rifleman reverse copy.jpg
guard.jpg
 
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When I found the sword guard I was thinking that the relief was similar to some other sword parts that I found a few years ago. I looked back and pulled these pics. The quillon block and pommel are from a site miles away and they're obviously not from the same sword but it's interesting how similar they are.
sword parts.jpg
 

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I'm trying to figure out how the sword guard fit to the handle, isn't there usually a hole in the middle?
 

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