100 FINDS IN 100 DAYS: #50 WWII Nazi Mother’s Cross

100 FINDS IN 100 DAYS: #50 WWII Nazi Mother’s Cross

In this series, we have selected 100 metal detecting finds that were extremely difficult to detect and recover, and provide details on the circumstances and techniques that contributed to their successful recovery.

KEEPER:  This is a Mother’s cross, given to German mothers during WWII that sent more than one son to fight in the German army.  It was brought back by the Uncle of the property owner.  I photographed it and returned it to the family where it belonged.

SITE:  Old abandoned home on the grounds of a newer home

SITE EVALUATION: 3 of 10  Nothing here but us wheats.

PERMISSION:  Met an old gentleman in church and struck up a conversation which resulted in an invitation to detect his old home place.

KEY PRINCIPLES:

Every site holds relics:  I operate like every site, no matter how hard previously hunted, has relics, you just have to work for them or they may be in not obvious spots are in trash or extremely deep.

Edge of steps and sidewalk:  Happens time and time again.   Expect trash along edges of concrete, but that’s where the relics often are.

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