I had no idea what they were but I wanted to find out. The game is afoot! The bag was .99 so it was worth the risk. I got them home and started my investigation. Are they belt buckles? Medieval torture devices? Really tiny bear traps? After about 2 hours I finally figured it out! They are 18th century shoe buckles! Crazy right? I am the proud owner of some pilgrim's footwear. Honestly, they are probably reproductions, but they are still pretty cool and worth more that .99! Like I said, you never know what you will find! Happy picking!