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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Jun 08, 2018

Can't make it out but....
by: Anonymous

Is it possible that that could be Lady Justice? I've tried finding older images of her, unfortunately her image goes back centuries! Hope that helped some?

Dec 09, 2017

by: Bocaj

Hello, like someone else said that it is a police badge, well that is most likely what it is. this picture has a similar design as yours. but yours seems to be older.

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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