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My random find of 2011

by Brandon Sutton
(Bryant, Arkansas)

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Unknown Find

I am still new to the world of metal detectin and spend on average, 4 hours a week scouring the yards of old homeplaces here in central Arkansas. Last week I stopped by a friend's house where he let me do some detecting in his yard, where once stood an old home. While searching underneath an old clothes line, I unearthed this: A small, thin, embossed copper medal of some kind. I have searched for hours trying to find out exactly what it is. No luck. It appears to be an adolescent boy, wearing shorts, a tank top, hiking boots (?) And holding some type of staff. My first thought was Boy Scouts, but I found nothing related to it. I am stumped.

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From Frank Pandozzi:
Can anyone identify this piece. It's interesting.
Thanks

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May 31, 2011
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Thanks All,
by: Frank

Thanks to those who helped with identifying this find. I knew I could count on you.

May 26, 2011
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by: Brandon Sutton

According to a rowing expert and curator of a rowing history museum, this is a late 1800's - early 1900's vintage rowing regatta watch fob, usually purchased by rowing lenthusiasts.

It think it's neat to have found this in the hills of Arkansas.

Thanks for your help!

May 24, 2011
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Not a track and field
by: Anonymous

I believe the boy has on a rowing outfit and he definitly has what appears to be an oar in his hand. I believe its some type of Regatta Medal recieved from rowing.

May 24, 2011
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Track & Field Metal
by: Anonymous

It looks like a very old track & field award metal, when I was in school I remember simulor metals given out to the first 3 places.

May 18, 2011
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Not a Scout
by: Anonymous

If the item were a Boy Scout item, the boy would be in shorts but would be wearing a scout shirt for sure. Never a tank top. So it couldn't be a boy scout medal.

Still it is a cool find. Nothing like finding something unique.

Good job

May 17, 2011
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Hi!
by: Brandon Sutton

Hi Frank! I tried to attach a picture when I posted my story, but obviously it didn't. My email address is: bnormster@aol.com
I will send you a picture if I can get you to email me or tell me how to post it in "my story".

May 17, 2011
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Thank You Brandon
by: Frank

Brandon, we would love to see what you found. Maybe someone can explain what it is. Can you upload a picture?

Thank you,

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