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    Anniversary Hunt

    Today is our 29th anniversary so I had no intention of hunting. I took my wife out for dinner last night and presented her with a gift. Today after lunch she said she was going shopping with our daughter...so off I went.
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    4 wheat spill, oldest 1916
    1917 Merc
    Dandy with gold color still on it
    Delicate small buckles
    Plumb bob
    Rein guard
    Musket
    Tombac
    Ox knob
    Drawer plate
    Thanks for looking, Drew
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    Drew , what is the small round buckle made of ?? any picture of the reverse??
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    Here is the back, it was a solid 77 on a 100 scale.
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    is it silver Drew ??
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    Yep, I guess it is silver as I just bench tested it and it rang up 79, the merc bench tested at 81. The buckle was a 77 in the ground.

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    Drew it looks like its a native American Fur trade ring brooch , they were usually made of thin silver.

    http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/one-lot-silver-brooch-fur-trade-coin-153190081



    If you do a search on google for fur trade ring brooch pictures you'll see many variations
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    Thanks Dan
    The word "Annular Brooch" keeps coming up. I guess it means it is a complete circle. Thanks again for the ID!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    Thanks Dan
    The word "Annular Brooch" keeps coming up. I guess it means it is a complete circle. Thanks again for the ID!
    your welcome Drew its a great find , I'm sure its late 1600's to very early 1700's and a pretty rare relic to find . its a bit more decorated then most I've seen , huge congrats
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    Happy Anniversary Drew. Your wife sounds like a Keeper letting you detect on your anniversary.
    Congrats on a nice variety of finds.
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    Some very nice finds today Drew. Very interesting to read about the native American fur trade brooch.....

    Happy Anniversary
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    That ancient brooch is an awesome find Drew
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    Nice finds Drew. I agree with DiggerDon, Mrs Oxshoe must be a pretty great lady to let you out on your anniversary.
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    What a nice assortment of finds! There is a little bit of everything there. Congrats!
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    wow, amazing find, that's a super cool brooch!!!!!
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    What a find Drew, the history on that brooch is just incredible, major congrats!

    ... also happy anniversary!
    I <3 colonial relics!

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    Happy anniversary! wow that buckle is sweet!
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    Very cool finds

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    Very nice and assorted finds. Love the buckle. Bet that plumb bob's signal just screamed at ya'.

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    Congrats on the amazing silver brooch, Drew! I wouldn't have had a clue what it was, but Dan definitely nailed it! A Google search turns up many similar examples.

    What an incredible piece of history!

    Happy Anniversary too!
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    Did you nick the merc? When I pulled up that link Dan posted, I had thought it was the same pic.. until I went back to your pic and saw it was different. doh! Nice find. Is it just me or is there something on the ring next to where the tongue pivots? I thought anniversary from title meant that it was like last year... where there was a group hunt. It's supposed to be a mild day today but idk if I will get any time to hunt... had to be at work after long weekend.

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