05 March 2011

Metal Detecting Post #21



I had a couple of free hours one afternoon last week so I went back to an area which is close to a battlefield here in the Shenandoah Valley and found these 2 items - a rivet and a flat button. The rivet is CW period and possibly from a saddle or other leather item.This makes the 3rd 19th century flat button I've pulled out of this site. Notice the checkered pattern on the face of the button. Backmark reads "Best" and has a wreath design. 

2 comments:

The Warrior said...

This must be a BLAST!

On average, how deep are they?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

It is quite a thrill. Typically, most finds are made in the 4 to 6 inch range, though twice that range and more is not unusual.