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Old 04-17-2018, 01:16 AM
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Default Relic from the Civil War field

Just new I had my first sword plate or belt plate when I pulled this relic from 18 to 20 inches deep out of the same field that I found all of the bullets and buttons in. Almost threw it in the trash. All of the little lines on it turned out to be words.. from what I can tell it is a printing plate from the mid 1800's, that is an add for cough syrup, and was either being used as shrapnel in a smooth bore cannon, or was being melted down to make bullets. Also the Deus was consistently hitting it from both directions with a good VDI in the 80's to 90ish

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Old 04-17-2018, 01:38 AM
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Wow, very cool find! Do you plan on printing it? I flipped it but still had some trouble reading all of it. Thanks for sharing.



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Old 04-17-2018, 01:59 AM
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Wow, very cool find! Do you plan on printing it? I flipped it but still had some trouble reading all of it. Thanks for sharing.



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Thanks buddy, yes I intend to try and get some sort of print or impression of it.

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Old 04-17-2018, 09:33 PM
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Clay inprint

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Thanks buddy it is quite unique

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WTH .. You found the Actual Ad it was Printed for? that is crazy I mean like how many plates do you think they used for that one Ad?

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Old 04-20-2018, 01:28 AM
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WTH .. You found the Actual Ad it was Printed for? that is crazy I mean like how many plates do you think they used for that one Ad?
That is an impression onto modeling clay that I made to try and read it easier.

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