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    Golf Course - - yes in the Relics section??

    Well no coins today but some relics appeared in my holes

    I got a flat button with the back mark of Chauncey Brooks Baltimore...no idea of time frame.

    Got a couple more horse tack buckles which put me over 50 of them from this site.

    A horse shoe....A hem weight

    The two largest items I have no idea of - - if you know please chime in

    That's my hunt, thanks for reading and stay safe everyone
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    Hey Al, That horse shoe is in the style of mule shoes but it does look wider...maybe a very large mule??
    I've never heard of a Baltimore flat button.

    Don't those D buckles sound like coins??

    What's a hem weigh? (that's for Dave )
    Congrats Bud!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    Hey Al, That horse shoe is in the style of mule shoes but it does look wider...maybe a very large mule??
    I've never heard of a Baltimore flat button.

    Don't those D buckles sound like coins??

    What's a hem weigh? (that's for Dave )
    Congrats Bud!!
    I haven't been able to find anything on the button. Rare???? I just checked out our reference library here and found nothing
    Yes those darn buckles do sound like a coin.
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    Not sure on the mystery items Al, but good to see the old course is still producing!

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    What holes are the most productive Al? Front 9 or the back 9?
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    Front 9. Don't know i f your a golfer or not but the front 9 borders the Ranch golf club which used to be a old farm. Before I was detecting I remember them digging up the farm to make the Ranch and now I think of all the great coins lost. I watched dump truck after truck hauling the topsoil away.....
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    I can only imagine Al what went out in those trucks! 30+ coppers from that site. You could have found another 6 MA coppers and given me the one in your avatar.
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    Wrong site.....the copper field is about a mile away from this site. If I had 6 MA coppers I would be mailing you one
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    Nice hunt! Found my best fatty indian on a golf course..off the edge of course..
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    congrats on the relics Al
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    Congrats on a bunch of cool finds. I glad to see you guys out east are able to get out dig!!!
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    I think Chauncey Brooks was born in 1794 and died in 1880. He was a merchant in Baltimore. The style of the backmark on your button most likely puts it in 1820-late 1830s.Prior to the 1820s most all buttons made in the US had a raised backmark. Starting around 1820 they went to an incised one. Two piece buttons came out in the mid to late 1830s. Here's a link to Mr. Brown

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1 View Post
    I think Chauncey Brooks was born in 1794 and died in 1880. He was a merchant in Baltimore. The style of the backmark on your button most likely puts it in 1820-late 1830s.Prior to the 1820s most all buttons made in the US had a raised backmark. Starting around 1820 they went to an incised one. Two piece buttons came out in the mid to late 1830s. Here's a link to Mr. Brown

    https://wc.rootsweb.com/trees/226303...8/-/individual
    Thanks for this information. Did individuals have buttons made for them specifically?
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