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    Shoe Buckle and Keepers

    I just saw Jared Bucknut's post, so I'll post this then head over to his for a closer look. I couldn't take it all in!
    I dug these at two cellar holes in between 100s of dig holes. The buckle was 15 feet from the lip and a musket was near that. Every cellar hole gets detected every few days now. There has been an explosion of detecting around here.
    Thanks for looking!
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    Love the buckle Drew. More complete than any colonial buckle I have found. Some nice finds considering the amount of dig holes there.
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    Well done finding all those amongst those dig holes! I like the shoe buckle too.
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    Good work sniffing out those finds Drew. Nice ornate buckle!
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    Awesome shoe buckle!
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    Thanks guys! Anyone know how colonial shoe buckles were made? Was there a mold? I know they were mostly made in Birmingham, Eng.
    Also, this one is odd in that the tongue is brass but the chape and pin are iron.
    Last edited by OxShoeDrew; 06-03-2020 at 09:07 AM.

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