Metal Detecting Finds made by Greg H
Some great Boer war finds sent in by Greg H which he found at the fort in Marabastad in Polokwane.
Top left to bottom right are as follows:
MH bullet heads, Webly bullet head , Boer shot gun shell, spent cartridge, tunic buttons, tent grommets, broach, rifle shell detonator, backing for a badge, thimble, buckles, shirt or pants buttons, foil that says ‘Tennants Stout’, tent door hook and a Jetton coin! Greg did some research on these. The most interesting finding was one of the small tunic buttons from an artillery regiment and according to reports from the South African Military History Society there was never an artillery battery stationed at the fort! Very interesting. He also found a winder for a pocket watch and tried in vain to find the watch itself. Happy hunting to all.
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