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  1. #1
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    Bob

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    Old find repaired

    I found this cross in a field this past summer. When I dug it, it was totally black with tarnish, I brought it to a jeweler to confirm it being silver (it is) because it is unmarked. The hoop was broken so I had the repaired and I had a bail added so I could wear it. Anyone have any guess as to its age? Thanks for the help!!!

    I was 6” down and about 75 yards away from old mill ruins dating back to the 18th century.
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    “I was a kid once, but I wasn’t very good at it”

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    Looks nice Bob. No idea on how old but very worthy of displaying. Wear it well. Nice.
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    Nice Silver find Joe!
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    No idea on the age, but it sure is a nice cross well worth getting fixed...

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    That's a beauty. Wear it proudly.
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    Beautiful Cross! Awesome that you restored it. Congrats

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    I've found some unmarked coin silver pieces that I know date to about 1840. Sterling in the US started to be marked in the mid 19th c, so I think it is safe to estimate that this beautiful cross is at least pre-CW and could be older. Most sterling was consistently marked after the Civil War.

    Good decision to repair this beautiful old piece. The style looks right for pre-CW too. IMO, it is banner worthy, even lacking provenance or a little more site history. It is the finest crucifix I have seen on tnet and it is my honor to nominate it for banner.
    Last edited by Megalodon; Nov 27, 2019 at 10:23 AM.
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    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megalodon View Post
    I've found some unmarked coin silver pieces that I know date to about 1840. Sterling in the US started to be marked in the mid 19th c, so I think it is safe to estimate that this beautiful cross is at least pre-CW and could be older. Most sterling was consistently marked after the Civil War.

    Good decision to repair this beautiful old piece. The style looks right for pre-CW too. IMO, it is banner worthy, even lacking provenance or a little more site history. It is the finest crucifix I have seen on tnet and it is my honor to nominate it for banner.
    Thanks for the banner vote but I don’t think it’s banner worthy. The spot I found it near was a cider mill for a very long time, only other things I could date from the spot was a braided hair large cent, a draped bust large cent (1804 or 7) a 1883 IHP. I have pulled marked silver rings, earrings and pendants from there but this cross really stuck out. I’ve never dug silver jewelry that black, I’m wondering if it’s a higher percentage than .925
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    Tommy

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    Well worth it Joe amazing that's a really nice relic. Happy today my friend. Tommy

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    I've found a few crosses over the years but never a sterling silver example.
    Yours is a real beauty and definitely worthy of being restored and displayed.

    Kudos to you for resurrecting it Bob!
    Dave
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    Love crosses! Awesome find.
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    Very nice crucifix Joe-Dirt.

    Mike
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    Mar 2012
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    Great save, find, and restoration on the old crucifix Joe Dirt. A True Beauty of a find. Wear it well.
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