Unusual Copper Strap found near pond

Cape Hunter

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Went out detecting this morning close to a fresh water pond where a lot had been cleared for a new home. Top soil was already gone. Just hard packed sand. Noticed an area of broken shells. I assume they were fresh water clams so close to the pond. I detected the area and found a couple of musket balls right on the surface but this copper strap of sort was down much deeper in the very hard pack sand. It sure looks old to me. I thought 1600's maybe? Reminds me of the Mid evil caldrons or kettle. So I found this reproduction Viking kettle image online and thought wow, Viking were suppose to have visited Cape Cod. Clear fresh water was a attraction to sea travelers. Also has a strange crisscross marking on one side. Weighs 3.65 oz. Made with thick copper sheeting. Any comments welcome. Thanks.
 

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pepperj

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Cool riveted copper piece.
Sure has some age to it.
 

Digger RJ

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Went out detecting this morning close to a fresh water pond where a lot had been cleared for a new home. Top soil was already gone. Just hard packed sand. Noticed an area of broken shells. I assume they were fresh water clams so close to the pond. I detected the area and found a couple of musket balls right on the surface but this copper strap of sort was down much deeper in the very hard pack sand. It sure looks old to me. I thought 1600's maybe? Reminds me of the Mid evil caldrons or kettle. So I found this reproduction Viking kettle image online and thought wow, Viking were suppose to have visited Cape Cod. Clear fresh water was a attraction to sea travelers. Also has a strange crisscross marking on one side. Weighs 3.65 oz. Made with thick copper sheeting. Any comments welcome. Thanks.
Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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