15 November 2010

Metal Detecting Post #10

I'll be posting a series of photos of recent battlefield finds while metal detecting here in Augusta County. Here's the first. I found this metal button this past Saturday. The front is blank but the back has gold gilt on it with the letters "RICH GILT" in a decorative scroll. Below the shank, the letters "O R" are visible with more decorative gold gilt. One relic hunter said the believes it is definitely period, but more likely civilian. It was about 7 inches deep. Click image, then click again to get the best detail.

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