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  1. #1

    Sep 2005
    Sebastian, FL
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    Port Royal Pewter

    Excellent shape, anyone see anything like this before?
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  2. #2
    us
    Aug 2005
    NH
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    Re: Port Royal Pewter

    Nope, never seen one; but here's some Port Royal info...
    http://www.cindyvallar.com/havens4.html
    (~.~)
    When you get into a tight place and everything goes against
    you till it seems you could not hold on a minute longer,
    never give up then for that is just the place and time that
    the tide will turn.

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  3. #3
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    Jan 2005
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    Re: Port Royal Pewter

    It looks like an ashtray. You would put your cigs between the bumps on the edge. Maybe a souvenir?

    Where'd you find it?

  4. #4

    Sep 2005
    Sebastian, FL
    8

    Re: Port Royal Pewter

    No doubt an ashtray. I did some research, finding a study by Texas A&M folks. Pretty extensive. Nothing on the "crowned rose" that appears in the center. It does appear to be old, but I find it too coincidental having that particular year and town engraved into it and no other touch marks.

  5. #5
    us
    finder of the gold coin

    Jan 2005
    LOU-EVIL KY
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    Re: Port Royal Pewter

    did they have cigarettes back then still a cool find.


    HH Mark

  6. #6

    Sep 2005
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    Re: Port Royal Pewter

    They had something.... most agricultural farmers in the 1600's grew tobacco or sugar.

  7. #7

    Sep 2005
    Sebastian, FL
    8

    Re: Port Royal Pewter

    More like Gigars than cigerettes. I did find in the studies that a pewter metalworker/blacksmith family left Port Royal for South Carolina, I found it in NC. This thing might have been travelling around awile. Now it's in Florida!

  8. #8

    Sep 2005
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    Re: Port Royal Pewter

    Very interesting! Thanks for sharing it with us.
    And yeah, I figured it was probably more for cigars than cigarettes. Although the bumps are a good size for either.

    However, I found this information on a chronological history of cigarettes starting thousands of years ago and going to today:

    In 1614, in Spain, Seville is decreed the center of cigar making for spanish grown, New World tobacco. The poor, using left over tobacco from cigars, make the first cigarettes to be smoked in europe.

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    us
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    Re: Port Royal Pewter

    WoW I have read alot about Port Royal and of course dreamed of diving it. What kind of permit would you have to have, to go on that site? The history there is amazing. Did you bring that up yourself? Great piece of history!Congrats.
    God and country.

  10. #10

    Sep 2005
    Sebastian, FL
    8

    Re: Port Royal Pewter

    I did not bring this item up, in fact from its condition, I don't think its ever been in the water. Although I too have read alot on Port Royal, I've never been there. I'm sure like most places, its not watched 24hrs, but if your caught you are in trouble. Texas A&M has done extensive research on the site and students have written some great papers on various subjects pertaining to Port Royal. Here's a good site: http://nautarch.tamu.edu/academic/sina.htm, and for the guy who runs the show: http://nautarch.tamu.edu/academic/FACULTY/hamilton.htm

  11. #11

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County
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    Re: Port Royal Pewter

    Quote Originally Posted by weldermark
    did they have cigarettes back then? still a cool find.


    HH? ?Mark
    http://www.cigarettes4smokes.com/cig...s_history.html

  12. #12

    Sep 2005
    Sebastian, FL
    8

    Re: Port Royal Pewter

    SWR, Thanks. My money is on your hunch.

  13. #13
    bradandmilan

    Re: Port Royal Pewter

    Possibly it was a commemorative, given the date matching the date of the earthquake? If so, that might help explain the fine condition.

    Brad

  14. #14

    Sep 2005
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    Re: Port Royal Pewter

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa
    Quote Originally Posted by weldermark
    did they have cigarettes back then? still a cool find.


    HH? ?Mark
    http://www.cigarettes4smokes.com/cig...s_history.html
    That's the page I quoted from :P

  15. #15

    Sep 2005
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    Re: Port Royal Pewter

    Hi all... i'm new to this forum so I thought i'd jump on in and give it a try. The Port Royal "dish" you have I believe is a commemorative souvenir (that very well could be an ashtray). The date on it (1692) was when the earthquake sank the pirate city into the sea and the crowned rose I believe symbolizes the English Rule over the island... the rose being the "English Rose". I have a collection of artifacts from Port Royal from the famed TH'er Bob Marx. I had the pleasure of having lunch with him recently... great guy and funny as heck! Anyway, hope this helps.

 

 
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