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    Mar 2019
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    Spanish Texas era artifact finds

    Has anyone found any interesting Spanish Texas era artifacts that you might want to show?
    I havenít really found anything older that 1860s in the area I detect and I donít really hear much about pre 1800s finds in Texas. Thanks

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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    I think of pre-1800s 'Texas' as filled with Indians, missions and the Spanish settlement of San Antonio.
    What type of artifacts would you expect to find?

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    My family immigrated and homesteaded in Central Texas in the 1870's. The land (around 1,000 acres at one point) was completely undeveloped when they arrived, except for the remains of an old rock wall. A piece of metal was found along the rock wall that was later identified as a piece of Spanish body armor (part of a breastplate, i think). The piece was donated to the local museum many years later, along with a Native American arrow removed from my Great Grandfather's leg; the arrow resulting from a late Indian uprising in the area. I saw the arrow on display at the museum in my youth, along with the historical account, but never saw the piece of armor.

    I never lived on the property, but my dad grew up there. The property was sold in 1962, but our family was allowed to hunt and fish on the property for many years afterward. I would always see the remains of the old rock wall from the dirt road every time I went from the main house down to the creek. As a kid, I would always want to stop and explore the wall (there had to be more treasure there), but my dad always said no. Dad would say that the wall was covered with grapevine and snakes would hang out there for the grapes.
    Last edited by TheCoinKid; Sep 02, 2020 at 03:06 PM.
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