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    Is This The Coolest Shoe Buckle You Ever Saw?

    Hey Friends,
    Today I went back to the 1794 French battle site and found this incredible shoe buckle! It was right next to the dirt road and rang in SO loud I thought for sure it was a smashed beer can! I'm thinking something this fancy had to belong to a French Officer (since the enlisted were dirt-poor). So what do you think? Best buckle ever?
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    It is gorgeous, Dave! So ornate and the patina is incredible! It's definitely one of the nicest buckles I've seen.

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    Best buckle ever? I'm not even sure that's the best buckle that you have found Dave. That is indeed one fine buckle !
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    Veteran Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    Definitely one of the BEST EVER! The jade patina is ridiculous!
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    I agree, simply stunning. The patina is amazing!!
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    I would bet it older than 1794 by its size unless it was a woman's type .it has some great patina and design , I love it
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    Look at that patina! Fantastic buckle!
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    Sooo pretty, Dave!!! Haven't you been there longer than 2 yrs now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    Sooo pretty, Dave!!! Haven't you been there longer than 2 yrs now?
    Yes, 2 years now. Only 1 year left. I wonder how desperate I'll get trying to detect at all the great spots before I leave?
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    Oldest American coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
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    Best Relics: ca. 14th C. Spur, 1500 B.C. Bronze Arrowheads
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    Wow!! That is a stunner, congrats on a great find.
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