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  1. #1
    us
    Nov 2008
    South Central Pa.
    Garrett Master Hunter 5, Ace 250
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    53 times
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    Mother Mary Locket and Rosary!

    Hello, I wanted to Post this find I made back near the end of November. I would have done it sooner, but just didn't get around to it This I have to consider my best find! At a small local park in the center of town, I decided on running a high sensitivity on my Ace 250. I got a signal that bounced between quarter and nickle on my meter and said about 8 inches. After about 5 inches, I lost the signal I decided to switch to relic mode and picked the signal back up again, except instead of a low iron tone, I got a good metal tone Two more inches and I saw what I thought was a big silver button. I was seeing this from the back and when I flipped it over, I saw Mary on front. I saw a couple small links on top to let me know that this was a locket of some type that broke off a long while ago. I didn't look at it in detail until I got home. After a lite cleaning, I decided to try and open it to see if there was any information inside. It would open about 1/4 inch, and that's when I saw the rosary inside Emptying it out, I saw APPACA Germany stamped inside, (German Silver). The rosary is beautiful and made out of the same metal. Since German silver is not silver at all, I was surprised at the beautiful shape it was in. My guess is maybe from the 1920's but not sure. Sure made my day Thanks for reading, Paul
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    May you find God's grace in every mistake!

  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2010
    Vancouver WA
    Chug)Whites Classic 5 ID, (Red Whites Coin master Pro) Chug and Reds New Additions Give It Up>> Garrett's AT Pro Buttercup>> Garrett's Ace 250
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    Re: Mother Mary Locket and Rosary!

    WTg and Please explain this thanks Chug


    Since German silver is not silver at all, I was surprised at the beautiful shape it was in!!
    "It cant Always Be Silver Or Gold But It Is A Hell Of an Experience Pulling It Out Of the Dirt"

    Metal detecting is Like A Marathon, Your Running fast then start Slowing A Bit The You Find Something Interesting And You Pick Up the Pace!!! The Only Difference is If You Are Addicted to this Hobby there Is NO FINISH LINE HH Chug And Red

  3. #3
    us
    Nov 2008
    South Central Pa.
    Garrett Master Hunter 5, Ace 250
    416
    53 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Mother Mary Locket and Rosary!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chug and Red
    WTg and Please explain this thanks Chug


    Since German silver is not silver at all, I was surprised at the beautiful shape it was in!!
    Yes , German Silver is also called nickel silver, which is usually a formulation of 60% copper, 20% nickel, and 20% Zinc. Internet says it is considered a subset of Brass. I know, I was a little disappointed too, but it is cool that it survived well!
    May you find God's grace in every mistake!

  4. #4

    Oct 2005
    eldridge, missouri
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    Re: Mother Mary Locket and Rosary!

    That is a way cool locket .....with the nickel for reference, really puts it in perspective. Great quality and a good find. So cool that you stayed with it and dug a maybe.

    HH
    gregd

  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2010
    Vancouver WA
    Chug)Whites Classic 5 ID, (Red Whites Coin master Pro) Chug and Reds New Additions Give It Up>> Garrett's AT Pro Buttercup>> Garrett's Ace 250
    6,490
    1226 times
    Metal Detecting
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    Re: Mother Mary Locket and Rosary!

    That is why I love this site, Learning is Great!!!! Thank you for the Info!!! Chug!!!
    "It cant Always Be Silver Or Gold But It Is A Hell Of an Experience Pulling It Out Of the Dirt"

    Metal detecting is Like A Marathon, Your Running fast then start Slowing A Bit The You Find Something Interesting And You Pick Up the Pace!!! The Only Difference is If You Are Addicted to this Hobby there Is NO FINISH LINE HH Chug And Red

  6. #6
    us
    Feb 2005
    Bavaria Germany
    Minelab XT70, Fisher 1280, Garrett Ace 250 and MH5
    8,312
    77 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Mother Mary Locket and Rosary!

    Neat find but, I think it is real silver! HH, Mike

  7. #7
    us
    Apr 2010
    NC
    Fisher F75 SE, Whites PI Pro, Ace 250, Pro Pointer
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    18 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Mother Mary Locket and Rosary!

    Good find Very good detail on that piece for it's size. Congrats!!! Enjoyed the post, thanks for sharing and HH, BS
    "There comes a time in every rightly constructed boys life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure" Mark Twain"

  8. #8
    us
    Nov 2008
    South Central Pa.
    Garrett Master Hunter 5, Ace 250
    416
    53 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Mother Mary Locket and Rosary!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bavaria Mike
    Neat find but, I think it is real silver! HH, Mike
    You may be right, I'm just going by whats stamped inside and the internet. I think some German silver items had a silver plating on them. Either way, Thanks everyone ! Paul
    May you find God's grace in every mistake!

  9. #9
    us
    May 2010
    South Jersey
    Whites DFX, MXT
    963
    340 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Mother Mary Locket and Rosary!

    Congratulations, That is a very special find and in perfect shape. Arty
    Its a small world until you have to walk somewhere.

  10. #10
    us
    Nov 2008
    Toll Free ~ 855~966~3563
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    Re: Mother Mary Locket and Rosary!

    That is beautiful.

    Congratulations.

  11. #11

    Nov 2012
    1
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I am a seminarian Mount Saint Mary's Seminary in Maryland. My Grandfather had one of these. Is there anyway you would be willing to sell this item? It would mean a lot if you could.

 

 

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