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  1. #1
    us
    Mar 2007
    Chesapeake, VA
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    Gold Ring With Eagle On It

    Had a great metal detecting adventure yesterday! I found civil war bullets, colonial buckles and buttons but the main find was a gold ring with an eagle on it! I have not been able to find a similar ring anywhere. I believe it is a military ring since it has the eagle with what appears to be an olive branch in his mouth. What I thought were scratches on the back appears to be some sort of makers mark or symbols? If you figure it out let me know! video here
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  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2008
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
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    What a find ! Certainly looks Colonial era - or earlier , I'm sure this will generate a lot of discussion here ! Great find ...Banner all day long
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    Mar 2016
    Port Huron MI
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    That looks like an old wax seal ring. Whatever it is, I am positive it is not one to melt. Great find.
    Please leave a ring after the beep. Thank You.

    ****Always be yourself. The people that matter don't mind, and the people that mind just don't matter. ****

  4. #4
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    us
    art

    Dec 2015
    Maryland's eastern shore
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    I'm no expert, but you have some old finds there. I hope some experts will chime in on that ring. I believe it deserves a banner vote. Congrats on a great outing
    Growing old is not for sissies I thought it would take longer to get old.

  5. #5
    us
    Colonial relic hound

    Jun 2015
    South Carolina
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    Very unique find-and probably pretty valuable too. I would recommend having it reshaped-never seen anything like it. Huge congratulations! Colonial-era gold rings are very scarce, and the eagle insignia makes it really special. Scubadetector could be onto something with the wax seal although all of the ones I have seen were made of brass.

    My banner vote is in
    Last edited by DownNDirty; Jul 14, 2017 at 11:22 AM.
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  7. #7
    us
    Jul 2015
    western MA
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    Congrats on that beautiful ring! I vote banner.
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  8. #8
    us
    Sep 2011
    Denver, Colorado
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    That ring is killer! Super find, grats to ya and thanks for posting up.
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  9. #9
    us
    Oct 2010
    OH
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    Unbelievable, early gold ring! I would definitely move really slow doing anything to that. Wait for folks to chime in on exactly what it is. I've never seen anything like that state side. Congrats!

  10. #10
    us
    Sep 2015
    In MI woods
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    Excellent find! I wonder if you could trace it back to the original user. There must be a database somewhere.
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  11. #11
    us
    Oct 2010
    OH
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    aren't chickens and penguins used on French hallmarks?

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    Western Schuylkill County
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    Definitely 18K or better

    Nice anorexic eagle Find

  13. #13
    us
    Mar 2014
    south central ohio
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    Colonial gold...with most likely more to the story...per Scuba...wax seal!?...I believe so also....THAT was an excellent recovery and a great save Gig! Banner vote in
    .. Ddf
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  14. #14
    us
    Do not forget me 24601

    Oct 2011
    Indiana
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    I think it looks a lot like a chicken. Unless you are a chicken farmer I can't imagine wanting a chicken ring.

    Okay I'll agree that it's a very old eagle.

    Great job having it fly under your coil.

  15. #15
    us
    Title? old fart

    Jun 2014
    mid western ARK
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    totally awesome gold ring! definitely very old, you got my vote
    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

 

 
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