Just registered because I've got this burning question, and google hasn't given me the answer as it usually does. I've googled for over half an hour, but can't find anything similar.
So, I was digging/metal detecting at a place where a monastery has been since the 1200's, in the Netherlands. Then, I found this:
I do think I've taken the photo 90 degrees rotated.. the mouth of the smiley was I think the left side. But I have no idea what this was. The spring and size (4cm diameter I guess) makes me think it's part of a pocket watch..
What do you guys think?
Thanks in advance!