19th century Beercaps / Bierdopjes
One of the strange finds during metal detecting trips were many 'champagne'-like aluminum cork covers.
When examined more closely these appear to be very early (19th century) beer cork caps of Dutch beer brands - before the metal beer cap was invented.
Left: Amstel; Right: HBM (Heineken's Bierbrouwerij Maatschappij)
Left: '3 Hoefijzers'; Right: 'Dommelsch 12'
The brands which i found around Breda:
-'DB Dommelen' - nowadays Dommelsch Bier -'3 Hoefijzers' - (3 Horseshoes) Beer brand from Breda - established in 1538
-'Amstel' - Amstel Bier with the early symbol of the Bavarian Beer Brewery -'Dommelsch 12' - Dommelsch Bier (also with number '76') -'HBM' - Heineken's Bierbrouwerij Maatschappij