I'm an archaeologist in Seward Alaska and recently I came across an object I can't identify. Is it a coin, a token, jewelry, something else? It came from the back dirt from a utility trench and probably from a deposit typical of early Seward between 1900-1910: broken glass, ceramics, coal, clinker, leather bits, nails and bones.
At first I thought it was a Liberty Nickel, but that's not it. The reverse side appears to have no markings, the obverse some six pointed stars that under magnification via high res scanning looks to be like the stars were hand stamped. Not much other data. It isn't particularly corroded judging by the clarity of the stars, but there is some patina or oxidization but not iron. The iron on the coin edge is accreted from a nail. If its a coin, I suspect its silver.
I've attached several images of the object.
Any revelations - stray, crazy or otherwise - are much appreciated!