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Old 06-10-2018, 07:24 PM
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I found this bottom of an old bottle years ago in coastal NC (before I metal detected). I remember pieces of bricks and oyster shells around, so must have been an old home site. With the crude pontil, it always struck me as a really old bottle. Anyone have any clues?
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:20 AM
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That is the base to a scroll flask, approx. 1840's to 1870's

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Old 06-11-2018, 10:13 AM
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Thanks, I googled that bottle and that is definitely it!
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Ohhhh...what a shame! And look at the pontil on that baby.

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Yep! Scroll (a.k.a. violin flask) circa 1850s. Usually pontilled. Here's one of mine:
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Definitely would have been cool to find the whole thing. Maybe you'll get back there one day
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:50 PM
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That's a good looking bottle. Definitely the same one!
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Yep! Scroll (a.k.a. violin flask) circa 1850s. Usually pontilled. Here's one of mine:
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I grew up in coastal North Carolina, in a little town called Snead's Ferry, close to Camp Lejuene. Joined the USMC when I was 17 and left there for good. Nowadays I think back on all the cool things I found laying alongside the river, and on the beach and I wonder just what in the hell I was thinking about when I didn't pick the stuff up.

Super cool find friend. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:26 PM
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Same here. The spot where I found the bottle would have been a great detecting site, but I was looking for arrowheads at the time. Did not detect back them. It's now lost to pine trees, but maybe in 5-10 years will be huntable.

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I grew up in coastal North Carolina, in a little town called Snead's Ferry, close to Camp Lejuene. Joined the USMC when I was 17 and left there for good. Nowadays I think back on all the cool things I found laying alongside the river, and on the beach and I wonder just what in the hell I was thinking about when I didn't pick the stuff up.

Super cool find friend. Thanks for sharing.
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