Relic Hunting In Karelia

Nights of Coins & Relics

Monogram of Russian Tsar Nicholas I (ruled from 1825 to 1855) on Obverse

Coin's Obverse with tzar Nicholas I Monogram

At this moment, around 3:30 in the morning, the sky began getting lighter every minute.

Karelian Sunrise

I decided to dig up my last signal and call it a night because soon the peasants would arrive to the field to continue the final part of their grass mowing project - picking up the strips of the cut and dried grass from the ground and loading them onto the farm trucks. I would not want to be in their way.

The last signal was a good one and I retrieved a nice Russian Imperial relic - a two-piece military uniform button with a full shank.

Button Dug Up

The button was originally gold-plated and still retained much of gilt on its surface.

Imperial Russian Military Uniform Button

And, of course, to follow my tradition, I took a picture of the representative junk items.

Junk That Can Not Be Ignored

Junk that Can Not Be Ignored

Now I did not have any doubts that I discovered a "virgin" site. And I could not believe how easy it was! I only hoped that the fourth quadrant, which I had not touched yet, would yield something surprising. But it had to wait until tomorrow.

Karelian Wild Flower

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