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Old 05-24-2019, 10:14 PM
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Default Bale Seal?

Hey everyone. You guys have been so great helping me out. I am new to detecting so I really appreciate it! I tried doing some research and I thought this could be a bale seal but the ones I looked up don't have just numbers on it. All I see is 57 on this one and nothing on the back. It is the same size as a dime. Any thoughts or ideas would be awesome. Thanks!
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Old 05-25-2019, 06:20 AM
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It looks like a seal, but to be sure, you should be able to see a little rust where the two wires came out.
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Old 05-25-2019, 08:24 AM
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It looks like a seal, but to be sure, you should be able to see a little rust where the two wires came out.
Thanks duggap. Any idea what the 57 could have stood for? Also any ideas on cleaning? I know they are very fragile.
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Old 05-25-2019, 12:11 PM
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Take a look at this site. Seals have been around since the 13th century. I think they are sort of a neat find.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...mNoUb4vBTmERxv
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Old 05-25-2019, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by duggap View post
Take a look at this site. Seals have been around since the 13th century. I think they are sort of a neat find.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...mNoUb4vBTmERxv
Wow great site! I appreciate the resource. Your right it is very interesting the history behind them. I am going to bring it to my historical society and maybe they can find more info and display it.
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Old 05-25-2019, 02:50 PM
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looks like one to me. Some of them that we find around here have the initials of the railroad, or a company on them. Nice job!

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