Several Nazi tokens and German coins have been dug there.
So when I dug this buckle with 'Gott Mit Uns" on it I assumed it was Nazi from WWII but was baffled why it does not have a swastika.
Gott Mit Uns translates to "God is with us".
When I got home and researched it, turns out it is way older than WWII
It is a non commissioned officers belt buckle from the Prussian empire's great military.
The medallion measures 50mm in diameter. From that we can date this between 1847 and 1895.
When I plucked it from the plug, the center medallion fell off due to the solder used to affix it, corroding and leaching into the ground.
As you can see, this medallion is on the verge of crumbling and disintegrating, it is very fragile and covered in cracks.
This demonstrates the value us metal detectorist's bring to the preservation of historic relics and artifacts.
If most archaeologist would have their way, this would have been left in the ground until it rots into an unidentifiable heap of dust.
The design changed after 1895, the medallion was reduced to 45mm in diameter.
From 1895 through WWI and up until 1939, the Germans used the smaller design with the Prussian crown.
In 1939, they used the motto and the circumference design but replaced the crown with an eagle and swastika, like the example below