Tagged: identifying finds

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Finding Horse Decorations! (Identifying Finds, Photos +)

“Buttons from Gulliver’s pants” – this is the name that unexperienced detectorists sometimes call these finds, but of course they are wrong. Before you on this picture you can see a brass decoration buckle from a horse harness, or as we diggers like to call them, “horse buckles”. Such decorations were an invariable attribute from every farmer in the distant and not very distant past, and these days it is a...

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Wehrmacht WW2 Belt Buckles (Description, Variants, Identifying Finds +)

I will continue the subject of the “identifying finds from the Wehrmacht”. In the previous part we wrote about the mess kits of the Wehrmacht during the Second World War, about what types there was and how to determine them here: Wehrmacht Kochgeschirr. If you have not seen or read that article yet- I recommend it. Now I would like to tell more about the belt buckle of the Wehrmacht, and...

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Russian Square Coins Of Catherine I (Identifying Finds +)

Maybe you thought that the coins were always round? No, there are coins from different countries of all sorts and different shapes. Take, for example, the clip coins of the Swedish Empire – large squares and rectangles of copper, which can sometimes be found with a metal detector, but something that far from everybody knew: there were also Russian square coins! It turns out that in the Russian Empire, square...

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German Wehrmacht Mess Kits “Kochgeschirr” (Identifying Finds, Photos+)

A standard German mess kit, or “Kochgeschirr” as the Germans call it, consisted of two halves; the bottom or the “mess kit”, closed with a lid on top, which could be used as a pan. They were originally made of aluminium. The height of the Kochgeschirr is approximately 14 cm and it can hold about 1.7 liters. It is shaped kind of like a kidney when viewed from above. The...

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SS Shells- Interesting Finds! (Identifying Finds, Photos +)

Among the collectibles of different pieces of World War II, there are people separately collecting everything related to the famous SS. These are often the most valuable and expensive artifacts, because even the buckle on the SS will cost several times more than an ordinary Wehrmacht buckle. One of the most affordable items are the SS shells, which do not cost too much, but grow in value because they are getting...

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Rare Crucifixes From The 14-16 Centuries (Identifying Finds +)

When digging for relics, the finds are not only coins, but also different relics and personal items, like buttons and crucifixes worn around the neck. It seems that people used to love to fight, have a good party, or simply maybe the rope just broke and the crucifix fell off. In any case, good finds in form of rare crosses can be found: Initially, we see crosses with the image of the Savior...

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German WW2 Dog Tags (Identifying Finds, Photos+)

On the photo above you can see four tags from the 118th stationary artillery battalion found in a bundle. These are so-called “unused”. These tokens were not given out. Today i am going to tell you about dog tags. In the German terminology this object is titled Erkennungsmarke. Any self-respecting WW2 digger has eventually found a German badge, and sometimes more than one. In the memory of many of us, this...

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German helmets (Identifying Finds, Photos+)

One of the best ww2 finds is unquestionably the German helmet. Of course, depending on the decals and its condition. The sample in the photo above is indisputable from the category of amazing ones only because of the SS decal on the right side. Expert on this subject can argue long about the inexhaustible number of variants, decals, etc., taking up another heap and samples during the First World War. However, in...

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Improvised WW2 Mortar Hand Grenades (Identifying Finds, Photos+)

At Leningrad, and in many other parts of the North-West direction of the former Soviet-German front on the battlefield, a lot of different hand grenades can be found, which were made from the shells of ammunition for 50 mm Soviet mortars. It seems like the Red army forces in the besieged Leningrad were forced to use this kind of innovations, due to lack of hand grenades in the units defending the...

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German “Feldflasche 1931” (Identifying Finds, Photos+)

When detecting WW2 artifacts, one of the most frequent findings beside bullets can be German field flasks. And now we will discuss the most common German canteens that you will find from World War II. Of the many canteens which can occur when detecting a ww2 battlefield is the early-war model. This model, the 1931 German “Feldflasche 1931”, was used in all parts of the war, from the beginning to the end in May...