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  1. #1

    Feb 2007
    Arlington Heights, IL
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    Older than "Colonial Copper" - UPDATE

    On my way up to visit my brother in southern Wisconsin this past Friday, I spent 1-1/2 hours
    metal detecting before my hunt was terminated by the high winds and heavy rain. . .

    When I found this, my initial thought was that it was a piece of scrap metal but when I saw the
    the oxidized-copper patina, wishful thinking entered my mind that this may possibly be related
    to the "copper culture" period in the Wisconsin/Michigan area.

    I posted this in the "American Indian Artifacts" section of the forum and some members suggest
    that this may be a copper celt. . . if it is, this will be my best find ever.


    UPDATE:
    Yesterday I received confirmation from two archeologists that this is
    indeed a copper Celt (cold and/or hot hammered) that was likely made
    and/or used sometime between 4,000 BC and 500AD.

    Many thanks to everyone for your kind comments and suggestions.
    (and yes, I'm still on cloud nine)

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    Thanks for looking,
    watercolor



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  2. #2
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    Kyle PA

    Apr 2006
    PA
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    Re: Older than "Colonial Copper"

    I looooooooooove those Old Copper Culture artifacts. That is a GREAT find, buddy!

    Kyle
    Those early PA settlers did too much and that is why coppas are found in abundance!

    The Three Datectateers will miles to find the Colonial "stuff"!

    KirkKyleChris (KKC) and to those long-forgotten, coppa-dropping settlers!

  3. #3

    Feb 2007
    Arlington Heights, IL
    Whites V3 and XLT
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    Re: Older than "Colonial Copper"

    Quote Originally Posted by Colonial Zoyboy
    I looooooooooove those Old Copper Culture artifacts. That is a GREAT find, buddy!

    Kyle
    Thanks Kyle!. . . the oldest "coppa" I've found until Friday was a 1902 Indianhead penny

  4. #4

    Re: Older than "Colonial Copper"

    Yep...that's what you got...museum quality! You should get it authenticated!!! Great find...definite and true treasure
    If the elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy, punch a higher floor!

  5. #5

    Re: Older than "Colonial Copper"

    BTW...this will definintely make it onto the banner!!!

    If the elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy, punch a higher floor!

  6. #6
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    Kyle PA

    Apr 2006
    PA
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    Re: Older than "Colonial Copper"

    As I state before every recommendation, "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK, heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere I go again...BAAAAAAAAAAAAANNEEEEEEEEEEEEEER!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kyle
    Those early PA settlers did too much and that is why coppas are found in abundance!

    The Three Datectateers will miles to find the Colonial "stuff"!

    KirkKyleChris (KKC) and to those long-forgotten, coppa-dropping settlers!

  7. #7
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    The King of Trash

    Jan 2007
    West Virginia, USA
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    Re: Older than "Colonial Copper"

    beautiful find ! I will have to show the wife this pic ! she would toss that to the trash if she would have found it congrats

  8. #8

    Feb 2007
    Arlington Heights, IL
    Whites V3 and XLT
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    705 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Honorable Mentions (3)

    Re: Older than "Colonial Copper"

    Thanks everyone for the comments. . . the shock of what this is, is now beginning to set in. . .

    Thanks again,
    watercolor

  9. #9

    Re: Older than "Colonial Copper"

    Quote Originally Posted by watercolor
    Thanks everyone for the comments. . . the shock of what this is, is now beginning to set in. . .

    Thanks again,
    watercolor
    I would consider this the find of a lifetime! Truely!
    If the elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy, punch a higher floor!

  10. #10

    Feb 2008
    Houston Texas
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    Re: Older than "Colonial Copper"

    If you dont already know, dont remove any of that patina!!!

    Alan

  11. #11
    us
    Jan 2007
    Northern Illinois
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    Re: Older than "Colonial Copper"

    That is an awesome find
    I would be smiling for a month.

  12. #12
    us
    May 2007
    stroudsburg pa
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    Re: Older than "Colonial Copper"

    what was something like that used for

  13. #13
    us
    Dec 2004
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    Re: Older than "Colonial Copper"

    Quote Originally Posted by mike in pa
    what was something like that used for
    splitting wood and people
    All animals are equal, but some are more equal then others. -George Orwell

  14. #14

    Re: Older than "Colonial Copper"

    Quote Originally Posted by EDDE
    Quote Originally Posted by mike in pa
    what was something like that used for
    splitting wood and people
    LOL...funny but true!
    If the elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy, punch a higher floor!

  15. #15
    us
    Apr 2007
    Cullman, AL
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    Re: Older than "Colonial Copper"

    Very cool find, something to really be proud of for a long time to come and something that will be hard to beat, if ever.
    Work hard,  play hard!

 

 
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