Don't know what it is?

by Gary

Found this 40yrs ago in a park in Detroit around 7mile and vandyke please tell me what it is?

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Apr 23, 2017
The badge
by: Anonymous

I believe it is a badge of some sort possibly for the Justice department. Like the police of the early 1800's

Mar 04, 2017
Interesting Piece!
by: Frank

Gary, that is an interesting looking find. I have no idea what it is.

Is there a clasp on the back, or on the sides?

Maybe someone viewing this page can identify it.

Thanks for posting,


Jun 20, 2017
About Gary's find from Detroit:
by: Anonymous

I'm new at metal detecting for coins and treasures, but a real fan of Early American History and hunting of all kinds. Gary, I currently have no idea what you found there but I'd like to ask you: Is it bronze as appears? Is the coin shaped face separate from what appears to be the back or could they be separate pieces of the same item? and finally, a suggestion or request. Can you take a closer photo or submit a larger photo image? Perhaps readers would have a closer look at what is depicted and/or inscribed which are necessary tools. And I would add more lighting if possible so we can see the entire item without the right side being too dark and impossible to examine. I hope this helps you to learn the identity of your find! I look forward to any updates you offer and very best regards. Dan M. Massachusetts

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