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    2 cannon balls near my house

    Hello diggers,
    Russ and I went back to that forest near my house where the big battle happened in 1793. After about 2 hours of swinging I got a screamer signal that caused my machine to overload and null out. I kicked the leaves aside and could see the curved surface of a cannon ball just barely peeking out of the dirt! I just popped it up with my shovel as no digging was required. About 30 feet away I got another overload signal that sounded like a giant coffee can. I dug down about 8 inches and saw another cannon ball! They are both 6 pounders. I kept one and gave one to Russ. Here they are as I found them.
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    That is too awesome DD. What era do you think they are from?
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    Dave you are a real "Man's man , giving ordinance away to your friends

    Congrats on the cannon shot !
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    Awesome finds! Can I be your friend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    That is too awesome DD. What era do you think they are from?
    The battle happened in April 1793. The French were on one hilltop and the Prussians were about 1/2 mile away on a plateau. Hard to say if this was a fired Prussian ball or a dropped French one though. I've also found iron case shot and plenty of musket balls up there.
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    Oldest Coin: 41 A.D. Roman Dupondius
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1242 Denier from Trier, Germany
    Oldest American coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coin EVER: 1625 Escalin from Chateau Renaud, France
    Best Relics: ca. 14th C. Spur, 1500 B.C. Bronze Arrowheads
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    WOW! totally awesome finds!
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    Fantastic Dave! Be careful cleaning those guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTV Digger View Post
    Fantastic Dave! Be careful cleaning those guys!

    John
    No worries John, they are solid iron. Believe me, if I found one with a fuse hole I would not bring it home! Well, maybe... but I wouldn't tell my wife.
    Oldest Coin: 41 A.D. Roman Dupondius
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1242 Denier from Trier, Germany
    Oldest American coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coin EVER: 1625 Escalin from Chateau Renaud, France
    Best Relics: ca. 14th C. Spur, 1500 B.C. Bronze Arrowheads
    YouTube Channel: Full Metal Digger

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    Holy smokes!
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