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    Unique early Silversmith Cross

    Yesterday I decided to head back to a woods spot I hunted once before.
    I’ve found a couple of musket balls and square nails the last time I went there so I knew this site had potential.

    When I dug this cross it was covered in dirt,but I knew it was Silver cause of the signal I got.

    It was only when I cleaned it thou that I noticed it was a silversmiths handmade Cross.

    No makers mark on it and don’t know the exact age of the Cross,but I love the art work on it.

    Well this find surely made my Day.
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    Last edited by Relicific; Oct 06, 2017 at 09:14 PM.
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    I think this might be something really special. I've seen Spanish colonial era crosses similar to this for sale at coin shows, offered by treasure coin dealers. This thing screams REALLY OLD.
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    That's one awesome looking cross man! I don't know how old it is but counting the square nails and musket balls could be 18th or early 19th century. That amateur made silver Jesus almost looks like something out of Marc Chagall or Munch. Again, an amazing find man. Congratulations!
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    Outstanding find. Great work. I hope you find more.
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    A spectacular cross, very nice find!
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    I cant stop looking at it! It looks like it was 200 years old when it was lost. I really wouldnt be surprised if it was made in the 17th century and lost 200 years after. An old "hand me down".
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwdigger View Post
    I cant stop looking at it! It looks like it was 200 years old when it was lost. I really wouldnt be surprised if it was made in the 17th century and lost 200 years after. An old "hand me down".
    I agree. I personally find it absolutely unique. From the site description it could in fact be 17th century made. Something I would expect to see found in Europe which makes it even more unique.
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    that's freakin killer.
    without history, there would be no future

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    Whats with the alien on the cross on the one side
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    Quote Originally Posted by toasted View Post
    Whats with the alien on the cross on the one side
    Looks like Mary I believe.
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    Ok. Just can't get my eyes away from it. If something belongs up there it's this one. Such a unique early find! I'm voting BANNER
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aureus View Post
    Ok. Just can't get my eyes away from it. If something belongs up there it's this one. Such a unique early find! I'm voting BANNER
    Me too. This is a spectacular find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aureus View Post
    Looks like Mary I believe.
    Other side
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    Quote Originally Posted by toasted View Post
    Other side
    Ah yes...lol. He actually does look like an alien. I'll show the pic to a friend of mine who's a conspiracy theorist, he'll love it.
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