View Full Version : Looking for Help with Identification

09-01-2010, 08:48 AM
I found this in Westfield, MA. It is similar to plates I have found from the civil war in some respects. But I cannot identify it. It appears to have a lead base. I cannot tell if it is aluminium cover or silver, it is thin. On the back, you can see where there was wire that came out for attaching it (probably to some leather good) When I firsat dug it, there were still some wires coming off (Barely), but they have since come off. I cannot place the design. I do not know if this is militaey, police, fire.... or if it was just a decoratrion on a saddle....please help!!!

09-01-2010, 07:09 PM
hey Rob it looks like an old horse rosette , George and i have recovered quite a few . its about the size or just bigger than a silver dollar and are usually stamped copper or brass and lead filled

09-01-2010, 07:16 PM
Yep, it's a rosette :clapping: Silver plated copper or brass like Del said. Half dollar to dollar size and a nice find!!

09-02-2010, 07:53 AM
THANKS!!!!! You guys are GGGGRRREEEEAAATTTT!!!! I really appreciate the help.

09-02-2010, 04:23 PM
hey Rob i dug up a few older pictures of some ones i've recovered .