Dandy button bonanza

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These were dug at the best site I ever found! A virgin site that was either started in 1660, or 1719. It was the home of a very wealthy land owner, and I know their last name, but will never reveal it as it would be a huge clue! Well over a 200 relics found. Including the find of a lifetime! A 24th regiment of foot cartridge pouch plate. The 24th final battle was in bennington Vt, and the prisoners were held in Rutland Mass. About 60 miles away. I have seen these buttons dug before, but never seen one with the enamel intact except for these. Almost got the whole coat. These were found of a very large area, over a matter of years.
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Ah yes Burgoynes army, did alot of reading about them. I've done alot of hunting in Rutland, no artifacts remotely close to those though. Great finds!
Absolutely! Its funny I had this area on my radar before even got my first machine. I was very close to finding this site 9 years ago, and literally walked right by it without noticing, but I knew somewhere in the area that land owner lived. I will never find another site like it! Found another 1803 draped bust there that is even nicer than one I dug last week, rev war cuff links, and much much more! And I am going back soon...
 
These were dug at the best site I ever found! A virgin site that was either started in 1660, or 1719. It was the home of a very wealthy land owner, and I know their last name, but will never reveal it as it would be a huge clue! Well over a 200 relics found. Including the find of a lifetime! A 24th regiment of foot cartridge pouch plate. The 24th final battle was in bennington Vt, and the prisoners were held in Rutland Mass. About 60 miles away. I have seen these buttons dug before, but never seen one with the enamel intact except for these. Almost got the whole coat. These were found of a very large area, over a matter of years.
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One of four known to exist... found at the same site
 

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