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This is 2-piece Copper (at least non-magnetic) and slightly curved like say a belt buckle.
The back view shows the 4 tabs that hold it to the front to the flat inner piece.
I found it about 12-14" down at a house built in 1850.
Any ideas on what it may be???

Thanks!!!
 
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Can you post a full image and also a photo of what the ends look like?
 

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I think it is a belt buckle if you look at the picture of the back you can see where two posts were, where the bar would have been attached on the left hand side, but I don't see a spot on the right for the prong. You can also see where a different metal had rusted where the bar would have been, the line between the two bar post attaching areas.
 
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Here are the edge views as requested - can clearly see the 2-Piece construction...
 
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I think it is a belt buckle if you look at the picture of the back you can see where two posts were, where the bar would have been attached on the left hand side, but I don't see a spot on the right for the prong. You can also see where a different metal had rusted where the bar would have been, the line between the two bar post attaching areas.
I had thought "belt buckle" as well, but with no obvious prong attachment area....

Thanks for the reply!!
 

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I think it is a belt buckle if you look at the picture of the back you can see where two posts were, where the bar would have been attached on the left hand side, but I don't see a spot on the right for the prong. You can also see where a different metal had rusted where the bar would have been, the line between the two bar post attaching areas.
That's what it is, the photo shows where the loop was attached, But has detached now.
The second photo shows where there might of been another attachment.
Most sash buckles seem to have one loop on the back
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That's what it is, the photo shows where the loop was attached, But has detached now.
The second photo shows where there might of been another attachment.
Most sash buckles seem to have one loop on the back
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OK - Thanks!! Would you think it is from the 1800's?? I looked at lots of pics of sash buckles but found nothing similar....

I appreciate your help!!!
 

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OK - Thanks!! Would you think it is from the 1800's?? I looked at lots of pics of sash buckles but found nothing similar....

I appreciate your help!!!
I would say more like the post 1920
 
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I would say more like the post 1920
Interesting that it was down so deep as big as it is - may have been buried by a kid or something, I guess!!

Thanks again :)
 

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Interesting that it was down so deep as big as it is - may have been buried by a kid or something, I guess!!

Thanks again :)
That's still one of greatest :icon_scratch: of this hobby of trying to figure out why something is at the depth it is.
I dug a self wind Timex watch at 10" in a park in Vancouver, shock it a few times and it started ticking.
But there we realized that finds would sink nearly 1" per year.

Then again I've recovered 100 yr old large pennies that have been just under the leaf litter and I just go :dontknow:

Take a look around at the bases of the trees at any site private/public.
Do they have a slope away from the base, or do they look like power poles sticking out of the ground.
The pole look is probably fill has been brought in for a level look.
My yard looks like power poles, many feet down there's the real organic layer.
 
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That's still one of greatest :icon_scratch: of this hobby of trying to figure out why something is at the depth it is.
I dug a self wind Timex watch at 10" in a park in Vancouver, shock it a few times and it started ticking.
But there we realized that finds would sink nearly 1" per year.

Then again I've recovered 100 yr old large pennies that have been just under the leaf litter and I just go :dontknow:

Take a look around at the bases of the trees at any site private/public.
Do they have a slope away from the base, or do they look like power poles sticking out of the ground.
The pole look is probably fill has been brought in for a level look.
My yard looks like power poles, many feet down there's the real organic layer.
Thanks for the tips - I appreciate it!!
 

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Thanks for the tips - I appreciate it!!
Hope it helps a tad for the future hunts.
Parks, schools, homes sites, I look at the trees and the topography first before I even start to hunt.
Sloped away is always a nice look-power pole look I can gleam that soil has been brought in.
After 50+ yrs of digging, it's a little tip that has helped me often.
 

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