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05-06-2010, 09:44 AM
lol lol I found this some time ago and now I'm interested in only what the heck it is. It's made out of lead and the size of a quarter.There's nothing on the back. Wax seal?

05-06-2010, 02:30 PM
Could br a gaming chip, or maybe a trial strike from a button mold. If it was a lead seal I would think it would have some holes in the side for wires? Just some uneducated guesses though lol

05-07-2010, 02:23 PM
:( Ahhh. What's the deal, one reply. Oh well, its not that exciting anyway.

05-07-2010, 02:49 PM
:( Ahhh. What's the deal, one reply. Oh well, its not that exciting anyway.

Hey Sal. it's only been one day lol People have stuff to do ;) But it is exciting since that is really old writing on it. My guess early 1800's. (at the latest) Possibly Rev war, but just a hunch.

05-07-2010, 03:01 PM
what is on it , it looks like 1B maybe it is a poker chip and its an abbreviation for 1 Bit denomination of currency
or it could be a measure weight :confused:

John M
05-08-2010, 07:01 AM
My guess would be a measuring weight as well.

05-08-2010, 09:28 AM
Hey Dan, I don't think that's a '1' in front of the B. It looks like that line is part of the B to me (you know... a fancy letter B drawn in outline form).

Yes, I know. That was really helpful information :rolleyes: lol

It could be almost anything. I tried to google it but it's hard to google something when you don't know what to call it :cheesysmile:

05-10-2010, 05:34 AM
yea I think its just a B. I cleaned it up a little and it's definitely lead.

05-10-2010, 01:23 PM
Interesting... but if no wires, I just cannot think of a use for it. Lead seals always have a way to attache the wires. RickO

05-10-2010, 06:13 PM
Yea I guess its just one of those weird finds.

Nitro 54
12-31-2010, 05:13 PM
Neat find thumbsup01 What does it weigh ?? If your tired of it, just PM me for my address :yes: :yes: :yes:

Tony Two-Cent
08-19-2011, 09:22 PM
If it was a wax seal the &quot:beerbuddy: would be backwards. :yes:

08-19-2011, 11:38 PM
If it was a wax seal the &quot:beerbuddy: would be backwards. :yes:

Tony is correct. I missed that one.

08-20-2011, 08:11 PM
If it was a wax seal the &quot:beerbuddy: would be backwards. :yes:

Spin it around and the B would be backwards :yes:

Tony Two-Cent
08-21-2011, 07:51 PM
Spin it around and the B would be backwards :yes:

D'oh! I hadn't even thought of that, but you're absolutely right! thumbsup01

08-21-2011, 09:44 PM
looks like an old time counter weight for scales.

04-17-2013, 02:48 PM
It looks like a button with the letter B on it, probably the first letter of the family last name.

pt detector
05-01-2013, 06:46 AM
Hi this is my first reply/post |:confused:) here nice to meet you all.
I take it there`s not a lot Drinkers here ,huh. IT really looks to me like a Salon Token .I forget exactly how they were valued , I think that when the cattle drive was finished, They could get a percentage of there payroll in tokes or maybe bonuses .I `m sure the locality`s all differed. Kinda like the drink paper tokes Casinos use today.
Go to THAT site That HAS anything an everything for sell . I perty sure thats where I came across em at.

09-11-2013, 07:04 AM
Thats what we call here a discwaight.(in dutch a schijfgewicht).
The B is a simple stamp.16,17 OR 1800.
Hard to tell,ik think late 1700.

I have four of them.
Here is a link.
https://www.google.nl/search?q=SCHIJFGEWICHT&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ& sa=X&ei=AVwwUuatJO2m0wWj-oCgCg&ved=0CD8QsAQ&biw=1024&bih=615
Greeting From Holland.