πŸ₯‡ BANNER Best find 1715 era brass navigational chart dividers

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Photo from J. Clausen paper on 1715 shipwreck.
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Blak bart

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Holy cow....give us some background on that Florida son....did you just dig those ? Sensational find by all means !! Worthy of the banner board with a story behind them !! Congrats on one of the rarer and more sought after artifacts !!
 
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Thanks Blak Bart! Just dug 12/30 after three days of strong south winds on or near a 1715 treasure beach. I was watching this beach for a few days and saw more sand had left and the crunchy coquina sand was less than a scoop below the beach. This was at low tide in the lowest but wetest part. I found a large pyramid sinker first, then a lump of copper slag and finally the dividers, mostly in a line like a coin line would be. I first though it was a hitch pin but saw it was chart dividers due to the finger holes and hinge. And the little details on the edges to help you hold them.

I found two papers with pictures or descriptions of this type of artifact. One was from J. Clausen, archeologist who documented finds made on a β€œ1715 Spanish Treasure Ship” and had a (bad quality) photo with the same type dividers as I found. The second was a private collector who also had a picture and description as 1715. Also found a real nice picture said to be Dutch made.

I am still stoked, one of my best finds. Always wonder who held it last, what was happening.

By 1/1 it had closed out. Regards,

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Blak bart

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Well you have my banner vote thats freaken awsome !! Thats a very special find....take it up to McClarty museum im sure they would love to see them....im no expert but it sure does look like a 1715 piece !! A very sought after artifact...congrats again !! Maybe someone can 100% confirm.
 
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Blak bart

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They are a perfect match to one in the Clausen photo !!
 

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UM Yeah...

BANNER ! ! !
 

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Out friigging standing.

One word... ok ...2 besides banner... Stellar.

A find like this "floats my boat"... Get out there... same spot... hunt like hell.
 

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Congrats on the amazing find and the quick Banner.
 

Blak bart

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Congratulations FloridaSon on your banner ... well deserved....an amazing museum quality find !! Who knows whats next....good luck !! To ponder who's hands held them is thrilling !!
 

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Congratulations Floridason on the find and making Banner. That is one special hunk of brass (or bronze).
 

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Awesome find!!!
 

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great find - incredible history! congrats

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