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War of 1812? New York Militia officers belt plate not in any book.Help!


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#1 HeavyMetalNut

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 09:07 PM

Was metal detecting a colonial era cellar hole foundation here in Connecticut. Pretty sure this site was hit as there weren't a ton of targets.nabbed a couple buttons and a cool little brass possible spur buckle? Then just as sun was ready to set got a nice signal about 6 inches deep.dug my hole and seen the brass square with the bar and tongue and was super stoked as I knew it had to be a early belt plate. got a glimpse of the wing tips and I my heart was racing. saw some silver on bottom left and thought this is awesome! I get home and clean it and noticed right away this wasn't a run of the mill militia plate. It was a New York. I posted on a few facebook pages and Treasure net forum and the responses I started getting was wow haven't seen that one yet. Messaged a few top collectors and they agreed not in any belt plate book and never seen this one. So,my question is..How rare is this and can anyone say for sure this is War of 1812? or slightly post War?

Appreciate any and all feedback.

Thanks so much!

Dave Wise

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#2 beerdragon54

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 04:32 AM

I don’t know but I am damn jealous. Wonderful!!


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#3 HeavyMetalNut

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 05:40 AM

I don’t know but I am damn jealous. Wonderful!!


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thanks



#4 mdk0911

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 06:21 AM

maybe just maybe - 17 stars on belt - 

Ohio (the 17th State on March 1st, 1803), Louisiana (the 18th State on April 30th, 1812)


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#5 BILL THE PATCH

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 08:06 AM

Wow, it cleaned up real nice.

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#6 Steve Brannan

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 08:31 AM

A beautiful pieces rescued from the ground.


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