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"Don't Tread on Me" bullet

"Don't Tread on Me" bullet
November 03, 2018 07:57AM
When I dug this .69 cal round ball the other day. I noticed a flat spot and thought "cool" "maybe a nipple protector
fashioned from a bullet".

Upon further review, after a light cleaning, I could see that a soldier had whittled a design into it.
After turning the bullet around and around and scratching a raw spot in my scalp.
The image of a coiled snaked finally appeared in my mind.
Can You See It ???
(This photo shows the bullet with the dirt still filling the cavity.)

An image that I thought looked suspiciously like this one.

The likeness of the snake was carved deeply into the lead with a raised ring border.
(This photo showing the dirt removed)

Much like the design of this CW era brass wax seal.

Of course my interpretation of this relic could be totally wrong, but I believe this to be
a wax seal fashioned by a confederate soldier. His intention was to send each letter
along with his personal view etched in wax.

All the best, from "The Road Less Traveled"

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/03/2018 08:00AM by Relicgopher.
that’s very cool (n/t)
November 24, 2018 04:39PM
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Awesome find! (n/t)
November 05, 2018 01:14PM
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That is a very neat peice!!! (n/t)
November 03, 2018 08:23PM
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Very special save thumbs up
November 03, 2018 12:07PM

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