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Old 02-12-2020, 04:58 PM
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Default Possible Battle of Stones River. ID help please.

A couple years back a buddy of mine moved to a new development outside Murfreesboro, TN. After doing some research I determined his subdivision was possibly built over CSA staging grounds for the Battle of Stones River.

I am not a CW relic hunter but I was sad to think all the new development is forever going to cover relics of our national history.

Anyways, of course I took the opportunity to visit him and bring my detector to try and confirm my research. I didn't find much, but may have found a few items from the period.

Was wondering if anyone can ID and confirm these few things. Also wondering what the H thing is. It seems old.

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Old 02-12-2020, 07:14 PM
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The 'H' looks like it is for impressing a wax seal.
But maybe something else.
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Old 02-12-2020, 07:30 PM
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The 'H' looks like it is for impressing a wax seal.
But maybe something else.
Yes very much like a seal, need to see the top of it if possible please?
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:21 PM
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Yes very much like a seal, need to see the top of it if possible please?
By "top" do you mean the hole where a handle would have been inserted?

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Old 02-12-2020, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Gimmie The Loot View post
By "top" do you mean the hole where a handle would have been inserted?
Yes please.

You can see the upper construction on the seals in this link:

https://finds.org.uk/database/search...al/thumbnail/1
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Old 02-12-2020, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Doug View post
Yes please.

You can see the upper construction on the seals in this link:

https://finds.org.uk/database/search...al/thumbnail/1
Does this picture help? Looks like there is a small H on this side as well.
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Does this picture help? Looks like there is a small H on this side as well.
That's pretty cool. I am not familiar with seals but if it were mine and I was about to use it, then I'd sure appreciate an indicator of what letter is on the other side, about to be pressed in the hot wax.

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Originally Posted by Gimmie The Loot View post
Does this picture help? Looks like there is a small H on this side as well.
It is not what I thought it was.

I thought it may have been a pedestal seal or an intaglio from a Georgian fob seal.

Now I have seen the underside possible may have been the top off a walking stick, small hole in side to pin the object to the wood?

The fact that it is a letter 'H" it makes no difference which way it is in the mirror image?

You can see the mirror image in this homemade lead weight and the impression which I took from it?



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The top left looks like a civil war enfield. And the little round ball looks like the small balls that attaches to a round ball.

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Thanks to yall for the input. I'm wondering if the H was a typewriter key?

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