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Musket balls I found

I found two , what appear to be musket balls on my property in rural southern Colorado. One appears to be about 40 or 45 caliber and is made with  gold alloy or plated with gold. The other is made of silver and is smaller. It has two rings around the equator of the ball and has numbers and letters inscribed on it. The Inscriptions on the ball are so small that you have to look through a magnifying glass to see them clearly but are very intricately carved I have pictures of both balls and a very old rusted buckle that was found next to them that I could send if someone were interested in taking a look. I can be reached at 719-491-1970

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