100 FINDS IN 100 DAYS: #52 Victorian Copper Trade Bracelet

100 FINDS IN 100 DAYS: #52 Victorian Copper Trade Bracelet

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 very interesting bracelet.  I cannot find anything like it.  It is copper and very detailed, as if it is made of individual scales.  Certain “experts” best guess is that it is some type of trade bracelet.  It definitely dates to the 1800s, but I do not have a definitive ID.

SITE:  Site of an 1830s home on a major Civil War battlefield.

SITE EVALUATION: 5 of 10  Clearly had been hunted some in the past, but gave up several bullets and silver coins, plus this bracelet.

PERMISSION:  Very nice lady.   Was wearing a realtor badge, so I promised to refer her, and have done so on a couple of occasions since then.

KEY PRINCIPLES:

Flowerbeds:  Flowerbeds are easy to overlook.  After all they always look built up and surely loads of fertilizer have been dumped on them over the years.   I’ve found lots of stuff in flowerbeds in otherwise unproductive yards.

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