On our Southwest NJ dig, James unearthed what we thought was a medal holder. You know, the kind you pin to your breast that acknowledges a special achievement. Rather than assume we were correct, James posted his find to the treasurenet.com What Is It forum. Below is image of the find in question:
After not too long, we got a positive ID and graphics from treasurenet.com forum member Bigcypresshunter. Below is a collage of the graphics he provided, found at http://everythingaboutbraces.blogspot.com/:
Huge thanks to Bigcypresshunter for providing a positive and thorough ID. Metal detecting isn’t just about digging up silver coins and gold jewelery. We often find things, whether easily identified or not, lead us to learn more about the past, where something came from, what it was used for, and wonder who was the last to use and lose it.