plehbah said:This is a beautiful example!
This one is really nice, I am going to let a Colonial enthusiast from back east break the news to you on this buckle.
That is great!
pjroo33 said:That is awesome!! My good friend Ryan got permission for us to hunt a homestead outside of Philadelphia. I didn't have a whole lot of time because my wife just had our first child 2 weeks ago. My mother was in town to see the baby for a week and I got the wife's ok to head out for a couple hours. We spent maybe 2 hrs at the site. I found 2 Merc. Dimes 1929 and 1943. Nothing else except a couple clads and this buckle. Ryan pulled a 1816 Coronet Large Cent as our time was running out. Needless to say, I was scrambling at that point. He knows a lot of history of the area and said that the middle section of the house was built in the 1600's, and the section near where we were hunting had a date stone of 1752 (I think) might have been 1754. I found the buckle about halfway through the hunt and didn't give it a second thought. It was so dirt encrusted It was pretty unrecognizable. Got home and cleaned off the Mercs and started tending to the wife and baby. Today (7 days later), I decided to have a look at that "unknown" find that was still in my bag from the hunt. As I was washing off the dirt, I began to see some detail. Thats when I decided I'd better have some experts take a look.
How confident are we that it is a Type V buckle from 1660-1720?
If thats the case, it's my oldest find to date.
Thanks for the help everyone!
pjroo33 said:Is there any value to a buckle like this? Is there a way to tell whether it is a knee or shoe buckle?