Turtle possible gold? Magic Box on belly maybe Free Masons? 1715 ship?


Jun 13, 2016
Treasure Coast
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Whites Coinmaster PRO, Whites Treasure PRO, Whites Beach Hunter 300
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I found this detecting one of my favorite beaches in South Florida... I detect from above Cocoa Beach the whole way down to Miami and I found this in between those two spots is all I will say on that note...

HOWEVER I would love some help with identification... The numbers on the belly are from what I have learned in a little research and talking to people is that it could possibly be free mason magic box... or older... Several ships sank on the coast of Florida and I believe I may have found something that is off one of them... If anyone could help me to identify it or give me some more input or insight on it I would greatly appreciate it!! Thank you... And I am not sure if it is gold or not but it sure seems like it ... the one picture is of it on a 1896 morgan silver dollar for comparison and it weighs 1.25 oz.....

Thank you everyone for input and I hope to get some more knowledge of what I have found!

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Jason in Enid

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Oct 10, 2009
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Crudely made brass trinket. Not related to shipwrecks, masons, or anything else. If it came from a beach it was probably only there a few hours by the complete lack of any hint of corrosion.

Texas Ed

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Feb 5, 2016
Texas Gulf Coast
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I never seen one but still a great find and it seems that everyone thinks it is modern piece - anyway thanks for sharing your find with us & wish you some old treasure while out detecting the shore line.

Texas ED


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You have to continue the math.

15 ..... 1+5 = ?

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