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  1. #31
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    very cool find.

  2. #32
    Stumbles In Corn ..........(Thanks Treblehunter!)

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    It's like I've always said too. The best detector is the one in my hand at the moment. Sure, there are "better" ones, more powerful, etc.
    But, it's not the detector that makes the decision to dig.

    WTG!
    "A good day has no rain. A bad day; is when I lie in bed and think of things that might have been." -Paul Simon


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  3. #33
    Stumbles In Corn ..........(Thanks Treblehunter!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik in NJ View Post
    Thanks for the dimensions. Depending on the rarity it could very well be a banner find.
    Now...I just gotta ask. Why would it depend on the rarity?
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  4. #34
    Stumbles In Corn ..........(Thanks Treblehunter!)

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    Extremely nice piece! It weathered all those years well!
    Banner in my opinion.
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  5. #35
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    Haven't seen any of these posted before sweet finding ! Hope the Ivy rash is not too bad Got my banner vote too !
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  6. #36
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    Guys are unearthing Colonial-era items here all the time--it's the rarer items that make it to the banner. I was the first person to mention banner and I wanted to learn more about it before placing my actual vote.

    I just put a Banner vote in for the Coinman and his Colonial-era sundial

    Quote Originally Posted by WHADIFIND View Post
    Now...I just gotta ask. Why would it depend on the rarity?
    Last edited by Erik in NJ; Jun 08, 2015 at 09:33 AM.
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    Made it on top right away! Rightfully so! Congrats on a rare find and will display very nicely!!! preserve it as soon as you can!
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  9. #39
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    Mar 2015
    New Bedford, MA
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    Well, this doesn't make my decision to not hunt in poison ivy feel any better. I've never even been allergic!

    Great find! I don't reckon I'll see another one dug. Congrats!

  10. #40
    Sorry, but I just saw this thread and your find already made banner - congrats! This is an absolutely amazing artifact, and the first one I've seen in pewter. As advised by others, please take immediate action to conserve this item to protect against any additional damage or deterioration. It's incredible a pewter relic like this has survived all these years relatively intact. Again, great job, and I know this is an artifact that you'll treasure forever.

    BTW - I dug a small portion of the base from a brass sundial about 3 years ago, but it's not as old as yours (see 1st pic below). Then my partner Dan's father dug the shadow caster piece (called the "gnomon") last year at another site, and its either brass or copper (see 2nd pic). But nobody I know (other than you) has come close to unearthing a complete example.

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    TOTAL COLONIAL SILVER COINS DUG: 194
    - Hammered silver coins (pre-1645 not including cobs): 22
    - Hammered silver coins from the 1500s: 8 (all sixpences)
    - Spanish cobs: 22
    - Cut silver pieces: 88
    - Other whole colonial silver coins: 59
    - Colonial silver counterfeits: 3
    OLDEST COLONIAL SILVER COIN DUG: 1563 Elizabeth I sixpence
    MOST RARE AND VALUABLE COLONIAL SILVER COIN DUG: 1659 Lord Baltimore sixpence

    NOTABLE COLONIAL COPPER COINS/JETTONS/TOKENS DUG:
    - Early 1600s jettons (3 dug)
    - 1600s Half penny trade token
    - 1650-75 Edward Jarvis "The George" tavern penny token (London)
    - 1670 Bristol merchant's farthing token
    - 1675 Charles II farthing
    - 1677-79 Charles II bawbee sixpence
    - 1694 W&M halfpenny (2 dug)
    - 1795 Liberty cap cent (graded EF)
    - 1797, 1798 & 1803 Draped bust LCs
    - 1811 Half cent (rare date - graded EF)
    - 1700s KG coppers (20-25 dug)
    - 1761/62 German 21 heller (cut)
    - 1773 Va halfpennies (42-45 dug)
    - 1786 German 1 pfennig
    - 1700s French copper
    - Numerous 1700s undated or slicks

    ** All of these coins were dug at numerous colonial sites in southeast Virginia after securing property owner permission.

    BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT:

    I am anticipating that my new book entitled "DISCOVERING VIRGINIA'S COLONIAL ARTIFACTS - A Comprehensive Guide to Recovery, Identification and Preservation" will be available sometime during the early Fall 2017. This hardcover volume, nearly 400 pages in length, will double as both a "how-to" manual as well as a colonial artifact "encyclopedia" to help ID and date your finds. This publication will be a valuable resource not just for the colonial enthusiast, but for all metal detecting hobbyists as it covers topics such as research, permission, how to read and search sites, trash pits, artifact cleaning, preservation, documentation and display, ethics, and much more. It will also contain nearly 1000 color photos of 16th, 17th and 18th century artifacts I have personally recovered over the last 20+ years along with many quality post-colonial finds that randomly turn up at early sites. Updates will be provided as we get closer to the release date.

    **BOOK IS NOW COMPLETE AND IS BEING MADE READY FOR THE PRINTER. HOPE TO HAVE IT IN MY HANDS BEFORE THE END OF SEPT IF ALL GOES WELL. (Last updated 8-16-17)
















  11. #41
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    Old Tom Cat.

    Jan 2013
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    WOW!
    That is an awesome piece you got there.
    Bill, I thought the OP'S was Big.

    Love the picture of it in your hand.
    It had it's own kinda 'look' Beauty, Coolness Just Glowing off of it.

    Dug some of my best relics in 1998-2000 with a Whites classic 3 ,like I said it's mostly the site not the machine.

    Reckon somebody found that before ,& left it as trash .. It's so large.
    Congratz on the Banner.
    Davers
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    As I am finding , In life we Start at the top,with the Wonder & innocence of a Child, then fall Quickly, then spend the rest of our lives trying to reach that point where we began ,through Pleasure , Fame, & Materials but Only 'Through True faith in Jesus , can we find Prefect Happiness or True Meaning in our Short lives on this Beautiful Earth filled with Both the Light of Pure goodness & The Darkness of Pure Evil. D.

    That Said, I judge No Man.
    Davers

  12. #42
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    Knowledge in machine struck coinage and colonial through 1800's Relics.

    Feb 2013
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    Wow guys! I just came on to see my sundial on top! Thanks so much, I never would have imagined that I would ever find something worthy of banner metal detecting. I am honored to have my find up on the banner, thanks everyone!
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    1723 irish penny
    1730 KG coin toy
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    1722 1/2 Penny
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  13. #43
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    Keystone state
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    Sweet time piece congrats and happy huntinn
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  14. #44
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    Phenomenal find! Congrats on it going Banner! That is super awesome!
    I think you deserve a second Banner vote for going into all that poison ivy after it! I hope you washed you, clothes, shoes, tools & T2 off after. That stuff can be nasty, I know!
    The T2 was making it all up to you.

    That is so AWEOME! I am soooo HAPPY FOR YOU!!!
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    Southern California
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHADIFIND View Post
    It's like I've always said too. The best detector is the one in my hand at the moment. Sure, there are "better" ones, more powerful, etc.
    But, it's not the detector that makes the decision to dig.

    WTG!
    My detector is longer then yours.
    Why isn't every metal detector at least water resistant? A $7 drugstore flashlight is guaranteed for life to 10 feet. If a squirrel piss*s onto the face of my sov... well.... thats another forum.

    Disclaimer: Most any and all artifacts or valuables mentioned have been found on property that was originally aquired in the 1847 United States of America invasion of Mexico.

    United States Veteran, Headquarters Company, Law Enforcement Activity, Ft Campbell Ky. ARMY Military Police.

 

 
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