Metal Detecting in Ivanovo Region, Central Russia (Story 16)

This metal detecting site was small in size which was revealed by a few green squares, in early spring they appear first - exact spots where the houses or other homestead structures stood before.

Bright Green Plants - an Indicator of Former House Location

Vegetation Spot Reveals the House Location

Right next to the green square, I recovered my first find - a silver plated rosette or badge with a round boss design used for decorating a horse saddle, circa 18th century.

Harness Silverplated Badge

A Piece of Leather Was Still Attached to the Back

Leather Remains On Back

Next find was a common Soviet coin, 1932 5 Kopeks.

Soviet 5 Kopeks Coin

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