🥇 BANNER Appalachian Pirate Treasure!!! 8 Reale!!

Nov 21, 2019
56
514
West Virginia
🥇 Banner finds
1
Detector(s) used
Nox 600, Ace 400, Ace 250
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Appalachian Pirate Treasure

I’ve never been this lucky in my life… I’ll try to make this as fast as possible. So! I was sifting an over hang (ON MY PROPERTY, I feel like that’s important to clarify) very successfully by my standards, I’ll post the pictures of the artifacts after this. Anyway, I was sifting some fresh soil when I see a round disk drop out of a dirt clod on the the screen, trying not to get my hopes up I reach down and pick up the abnormally heavy object. My hearts beating like crazy, as I turn it over Instantly realize what I’m holding.. a beautiful 1786 8 REALE!!! Made in Lima Peru. I literally almost cried, after years of metal detecting I just happen to pick this up out of the ground by chance with no detector??

The overhang is on an old wagon road that passes by my family’s homestead house in West Virginia, I won’t get any more specific haha. Not nearly as deep as the arrowheads of course. And I thought I was lucky when I found a half reale! Thanks for reading, enjoy the finds!

Oh! If anyone has any info on time period of artifacts or various names of them Id be grateful to hear about what I’ve found! B081069B-3CF8-49C9-97D7-B3B643842F8A.jpeg
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cathexis

Jr. Member
Sep 9, 2016
69
61
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All Treasure Hunting
Like another implied, Native American Cordware pottery is likely Late Woodland. But, if that is correct, it could easily cross into Colonial times and therefore the 8 Reales could be a trade item. Who knows, I guess. Florida was still Spanish in the late 1700's. But - BIG congrats on your excellent finds!
 

PureCoffee

Tenderfoot
Nov 1, 2014
8
4
Gaithersburg
Detector(s) used
Bounty Hunter Lone Star
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Appalachian Pirate Treasure

I’ve never been this lucky in my life… I’ll try to make this as fast as possible. So! I was sifting an over hang (ON MY PROPERTY, I feel like that’s important to clarify) very successfully by my standards, I’ll post the pictures of the artifacts after this. Anyway, I was sifting some fresh soil when I see a round disk drop out of a dirt clod on the the screen, trying not to get my hopes up I reach down and pick up the abnormally heavy object. My hearts beating like crazy, as I turn it over Instantly realize what I’m holding.. a beautiful 1786 8 REALE!!! Made in Lima Peru. I literally almost cried, after years of metal detecting I just happen to pick this up out of the ground by chance with no detector??

The overhang is on an old wagon road that passes by my family’s homestead house in West Virginia, I won’t get any more specific haha. Not nearly as deep as the arrowheads of course. And I thought I was lucky when I found a half reale! Thanks for reading, enjoy the finds!

Oh! If anyone has any info on time period of artifacts or various names of them Id be grateful to hear about what I’ve found! View attachment 1996402 View attachment 1996402 View attachment 1996403 View attachment 1996404 View attachment 1996405 View attachment 1996406 View attachment 1996407 View attachment 1996408 View attachment 1996409 View attachment 1996410 View attachment 1996411 View attachment 1996412 View attachment 1996413 View attachment 1996414 View attachment 1996415 View attachment 1996416 View attachment 1996417 View attachment 1996418 View attachment 1996419 View attachment 1996420 View attachment 1996421 View attachment 1996422 View attachment 1996423 View attachment 1996424 View attachment 1996426 View attachment 1996427 View attachment 1996428 View attachment 1996429 View attachment 1996430 View attachment 1996431
That is just some awesome stuff. I wish I could fine just a penny! LOL!
 

Scrappy

Gold Member
Mar 6, 2014
9,162
13,871
17th century
🥇 Banner finds
7
Detector(s) used
Minelab CTX 3030 & XP Deus
Primary Interest:
Other
Thanks a pretty awesome find. Way to keep your eyes open! Over the years I’ve found enough old surface finds that I constantly look at the ground now
 

smallfoot

Bronze Member
May 29, 2019
1,968
4,132
Flawda
Detector(s) used
Garrett AT Pro, Bounty Hunter Tracker IV
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Fine hunt and congrats on the banner!
 

billb

Silver Member
Sep 23, 2010
3,583
7,285
Upstate NY
🥇 Banner finds
1
Detector(s) used
Excalibur2,,silver sabre
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Congratulations on the Banner
Outstanding Post with great detail
 

Florida Finder

Bronze Member
Dec 17, 2020
1,443
4,084
Southern States of America
🥇 Banner finds
1
Detector(s) used
AT Max
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
Appalachian Pirate Treasure

I’ve never been this lucky in my life… I’ll try to make this as fast as possible. So! I was sifting an over hang (ON MY PROPERTY, I feel like that’s important to clarify) very successfully by my standards, I’ll post the pictures of the artifacts after this. Anyway, I was sifting some fresh soil when I see a round disk drop out of a dirt clod on the the screen, trying not to get my hopes up I reach down and pick up the abnormally heavy object. My hearts beating like crazy, as I turn it over Instantly realize what I’m holding.. a beautiful 1786 8 REALE!!! Made in Lima Peru. I literally almost cried, after years of metal detecting I just happen to pick this up out of the ground by chance with no detector??

The overhang is on an old wagon road that passes by my family’s homestead house in West Virginia, I won’t get any more specific haha. Not nearly as deep as the arrowheads of course. And I thought I was lucky when I found a half reale! Thanks for reading, enjoy the finds!

Oh! If anyone has any info on time period of artifacts or various names of them Id be grateful to hear about what I’ve found! View attachment 1996402 View attachment 1996402 View attachment 1996403 View attachment 1996404 View attachment 1996405 View attachment 1996406 View attachment 1996407 View attachment 1996408 View attachment 1996409 View attachment 1996410 View attachment 1996411 View attachment 1996412 View attachment 1996413 View attachment 1996414 View attachment 1996415 View attachment 1996416 View attachment 1996417 View attachment 1996418 View attachment 1996419 View attachment 1996420 View attachment 1996421 View attachment 1996422 View attachment 1996423 View attachment 1996424 View attachment 1996426 View attachment 1996427 View attachment 1996428 View attachment 1996429 View attachment 1996430 View attachment 1996431
Completely and utterly awesome. Makes you wonder if the guy who lost the 8 Real also found a few artifacts there. Congratulations and thank you for posting them.
 

Lanny in AB

Gold Member
Apr 2, 2003
5,602
6,212
Alberta
Detector(s) used
Various Minelabs(5000, 2100, X-Terra 705, Equinox 800, Gold Monster), Falcon MD20, Tesoro Sand Shark, Gold Bug Pro, Makro Gold Racer.
Primary Interest:
Prospecting
Splendid coin find, and archaeological finds!

Nicely done, and all the best,

Lanny
 

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