Need help dating an anchor found in the Florida keys

spot1972

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Hi everyone. I found this anchor in the Florida keys years ago and used a barage to lift it and take it home. Can anyone help me date it? It’s ridiculously heavy and you have to use a crane to move it. Approximately 14 feet from ring to end. Any help would be appreciated!
 

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ARC

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14 feet total or just to ring ?

IF 12 foot this anchor could very well be Spanish.
 

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I'm just speculating as I'm no expert but the chain seems to be more modern than the anchor. It could be that it's an 18th century anchor that was in use well into the 19th century or even to the early 20th - maybe a relic of the Spanish fleet that plied those water up until the Spanish American war finally dislodged the last vestiges in the late 1890's.
 

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