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    Hello - Im living in Belgium and have been metal detecting since 2007. I started as a method to locate troop positions from the 1914 battle of Mons. Wince then Ive branches out to spend most time on Marlborough's battlebfields here in Belgium and the 1815 campaign.

    Detecting is great in Belgium - however the soils here in central Belgium and in the south can be awfully harsh on finds. Still ive had some good luck. This is a find from yesterday - in the Waterloo area.

    Its British and while Im far from certain, I believe it to be either from a shako or helmet (cord rest?) or a sword belt. Click image for larger version. 

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    Hi, and welcome to the forum!

    This is actually German. It is a belt ramp support from the back of a tunic. I have one in my collection. Here it is.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Imperial German WW1 tunic belt support button..jpg   Imperial German WW1 tunic belt support button reverse..jpg  

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    Welcome to the forum sir.

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    Welcome to the forum. We shall all look forward to seeing more of your finds.

    Martin
    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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    Hello my friend and welcome to the forum , that is a very nice find! I am sure you already know , but always be careful about the various laws that have been passed in respect to the protection of "battlefields" and historic sites , I would hate for you to get arrested!! Good hunting my friend and thanks for showing this. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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