Ancient pulltab found in Coquina Rock on beach - Remains a Mystery!

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Hunted the beaches today and there were lots of the coquina rock washed up on the beach. I always scan them just in case there might be pirate treasure lodged in them.
The one I scanned today gave off a good signal. The anticipation was mounting as I looked all over the rock to see if part of what was there might be visible. Couldn't see anything on the surface so I knew I was going to have to bust this one up. Had to know what was inside! Got another rock and hit it hard. Then I took my pinpointer and located the mystery metal. To my surprise it was a pulltab. I am only guessing.....but I say it probably dates somewhere around 1600-1700. Anyone with more info is welcome to date it for me. I'm sure this is probably the oldest found on TNET..............please.....no banner votes on this one.:tongue3:

Also found a nice silver (925) necklace today...........looks like maybe a black opal stone in it.
P.S. Because of Florida Law on antiquities (anything over 50 years old) I placed the tab back into it's resting place and informed the proper authorities.

Happy hunting to all...............

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I found an old (prob early 1900s) bronze fishing lure incased like that - found it right where they get the gold escudos on the treasure coast
and it was down about 2 feet - thought I had a shipwreck relic - not
 
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I found an old (prob early 1900s) bronze fishing lure incased like that - found it right where they get the gold escudos on the treasure coast
and it was down about 2 feet - thought I had a shipwreck relic - not
I know the feeling you had....before you found out what it was. This one was on the treasure coast also.
 

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Sweet pull tab! Lol


Sent from a spun out toilet paper tube (one ply)!
 

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The stone is not opal... IMO...
Tis Labradorite.
 

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Enjoyable post, goldkey; I 've found my share of those ancient pull tabs 8-)

I love that silver pendant find:hello2: the stone is beautiful and in great condition:headbang:

I wish you the best in your hunting

Lorraine
 

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