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Metal Detecting Artifact Museum


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Ohio Detectorists Association Artifact Museum

Southwest Ohio's First and Only Online Metal Detecting Museum
Welcome to the Ohio Detectorists Association online museum (one of the largest collection of metal detecting artifacts displayed in Ohio) via this interactive website.
Discover the history of Southwest Ohio by viewing items that were carefully recovered by Ohio Detectorist Association members. Most items recovered range from the 1700's to the early 1900's. 

To begin your online museum tour click on the button saying "Click to View" under the county your interested in.

Explore the Southwest Ohio Artifact Collection

7 Items Currently on Display

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Shelby County Exhibit

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125 Items Currently on Display

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Clinton County Exhibit

3 Items Currently on Display

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Fayette County Exhibit

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About the collection online

About the database

The ODA Artifact Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

The information is made available in its entirety. Only values, personal addresses and the names of some individual ODA members and or staff have been withheld.

The database is an inventory of local finds made by Ohio Detectorists Association members and aims to record what is known about it. It is primarily designed to support curatorial and research work.

The database is the result of years of research and recovery work but is still in its early stages. We are continuing every day to improve the information recorded in it and changes are being fed through on a regular basis. In many cases it does not yet represent the best available knowledge about the objects. This is being added as fast as possible, but will take many years.

Information held on it, therefore, needs to be read with care. There may be mistakes and omissions and in some cases ODA Museum staff may not have checked an entry. In many cases they will have more information that they will add in the future.

Users are invited to use the feedback link on each record to help us improve the information.


If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: [email protected]

Sponsors and Donors

Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

The ODA Artifact Museum thanks the Ohio Detectorists Association members for their help towards constructing this database.

The Museum also acknowledges with gratitude the work on the database by many volunteers giving their time and expertise

The ODA Artifact Museum depends on further support to develop and improve the collection database.

If you have an interest in a particular area, and wish to help us to improve it, please contact:

Jeff Filaseta (ODA President)
(email: [email protected])

Would you like us to search?

Property Owners

In SouthWest Ohio? Would you like for us to search your property? Fill out the contact form below! We would love to save a little more history.

Historical Societies and Preservationists

If you have a project where serious metal detecting experts might be useful, we are self-equipped and always interested in hearing about projects you're doing - please contact us using the contact form below.

Lost an Object and Need Help?

We may be able to help... Click on our Lost Item Assistance page for more info.

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