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Old 07-28-2020, 05:34 PM
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Default Mystery Item From an Abandoned Mountain Town

Hey folks,

My brother found this within five minutes of using his detector for the first time. Any help with identifying what it is and its age would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

-Me

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Old 07-28-2020, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by eliochnb4 View post
Hey folks,

My brother found this within five minutes of using his detector for the first time. Any help with identifying what it is and its age would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

-Me

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That's really interesting.

I'll be the first to ask....

How big is it???

Take a picture with something for scale with it.

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Old 07-28-2020, 06:15 PM
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Unfortunately, I do have access to it right now. I would say it was about 4 inches long.
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Old 07-28-2020, 06:22 PM
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I guess I'll go first. Maybe a hairpin for when women put their hair up?

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Old 07-28-2020, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by eliochnb4 View post
Unfortunately, I do have access to it right now. I would say it was about 4 inches long.
Perceived scale is a funny thing. I imagined it MUCH larger. I agree with Cliff. Looks like some sort of hair adornment. You don't happen to have the weight of it do you?

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Old 07-28-2020, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Bayoutalker View post
I guess I'll go first. Maybe a hairpin for when women put their hair up?

Cliff
+1 possibly a barrette

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Old 07-29-2020, 06:54 AM
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Could also be a brooch, since it has a pin.

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Old 07-29-2020, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by DougF View post
Could also be a brooch, since it has a pin.
Brooch was the popular opinion around the house
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