US Militia Shako "scale" straps, beautiful KG2, fatty indian, relics

Ridirtdigger

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I had a nice week of detecting. I got out with one of my buddies, Sam on Thursday and we hit a few colonial cellar holes I had lined up. I scored a beautiful King George II Halfpenny, the best one I have found condition wise, unfortunately the date is unreadable due to the coin being holed there. Sam scored some colonial relics including some a tombac, eschuchion plate, and a lead poker chip. I also scored a tombac, and a pewter spoon piece. Saturday I did some scouting and then went looking for a very remote hard to access site deep in the woods. I hiked through a nasty swamp, where the ground turned into quick sand and I had to jump from log to log to avoid being sucked down. Nevertheless I made it. The site itself was a small cabin site enclosed on 4 sides by a very short and crude stone wall. These people obviously didn't last long as they didn't even bother clearing rocks from this small penned in area. Only was able to score a massive tongue to a 1790's era shoe buckle and a broken tombac button. Lots of high vdi targets but they were all shot gun shells and bullets. Oh well, at least I can cross that one off the list. On Fathers day I went into the same area that I did well at last week where I found the Spanish maravedis. This time I found two new cellar holes, neither of them are on maps and both have pretty good amounts of swinging room. I started digging buttons right away at the first site, including two ball buttons and an iron dandy button. I also managed to pull a piece of very thin scrap silver. My best find from the place has to be two matching "fishscale" straps off a US Militia shako helmet. I have to thank my buddy Isaac for telling me what I had because I had assumed they were just junk farm brass. This site will be revisted in the very near future as I believe there is a potential for more military finds. I moved onto another site but didn't stay long cause it was getting hot and I had to get home. Scored an 1863 fatty while I was there. Will be going back to that site at some point in time too. Overall good week. IMG_6426.JPG IMG_6489.JPG IMG_6488.JPG IMG_6479.JPG IMG_6477.JPG IMG_6478.JPG IMG_6461.JPG IMG_6458.JPG IMG_6431.JPG IMG_6430.JPG IMG_6429.JPG IMG_6404.JPG IMG_6402.JPG IMG_6486.JPG
 
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Carolina Tom

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Very nice finds! Congrats. That KG is a real looker.

Well played sir!
 

J.Cache

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Excellent finds, I really like the helmet straps. Maybe you'll find the entire helmet, that would be cool.
 

Steve in PA

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Great group of finds Love the copper The intact chin straps are really cool I have only ever found individual scales
 

A2coins

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Great finds nothing that old around here!!! Very nice
 

against the wind

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Congrats on a nice variety of finds. Coins are always great and I do appreciate the KG and IHP but those helmet straps really got my attention.
Can't help but think that the rest of the helmet would still be there.
 

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