Bannerstone, beach surface find

deldave

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Jul 9, 2013
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coastal Delaware
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Garrett AT PRO, ACE 250, pro-pointer
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All Treasure Hunting
This surface find was out of my league as a detectorist and beachcomber. When i saw this sitting in the surf on the sand and approached it I was shocked to realize I knew what it was right away. This comes from someone who has never been able to find a complete point of any sort in my 65 yrs of searching ( i was born to search!). It is so symmetrical and the hole is true and centered (it was packed with sand when I found it). I washed it in plain water and now I am going to see about getting it authenticated and appraised.
 

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ltd063

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Sep 28, 2016
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400
NC
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Minelab Equinox 800 & Excal II, Tesoro SandShark, White's DFX
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not sure what it is, but it looks cool.
 

bologna321

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Aug 26, 2017
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2,707
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amazing find
 

Treasure_Hunter

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Jul 27, 2006
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Florida
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Great bannerstone.
 

Oddjob

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Aug 23, 2012
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Got my vote for banner, that is a first I have seen on here. Really cool find, and please keep us posted in regards to authentication.
 

arrow86

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May 6, 2014
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Eastern Shore Maryland
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That’s an exceptionally nice bannerstone , I have only ever found pieces of them never an intact one. I can’t believe that came from Delaware beach ....hmmm maybe I need a beach weekend, great find thanks for posting
Edit: you have my vote for banner thats one good looking bannerstone!
 
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lairmo

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Jan 1, 2009
2,952
4,890
SW MO
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Garrett AT Pro/ Fisher M-Scope 1280-X
Never seen one in real life..that I know of..Congrats on an amazing find!!!
 

Tnmountains

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Jan 27, 2009
18,501
11,124
South East Tennessee on Ga, Ala line
🥇 Banner finds
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Tesoro Conquistador freq shift
Fisher F75
Garrett AT-Pro
Garet carrot
Neodymium magnets
5' Probe
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That is a survivor from archaic times. Send it to a good authenticator for insurance purposes. Beautiful decorative piece.It seems they were found often in the east. So location makes sense.
Congratulations.
 

Charl

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Jan 19, 2012
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Rhode Island
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Given its overall rarity, it's rarity of style within the family of bannerstones, and it's remarkable condition, that is as worthy of banner as anything that has appeared in the Native American section of TNet, IMHO...
 

welsbury

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Jan 25, 2010
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Eastern oregon
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Special find. If authentic that is a rare and quite valuable piece. You are a lucky guy,congrats!
 

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