Two Rings and a LC

Silvermonkey

Silver Member
Apr 24, 2013
4,680
10,527
Eastern Massachusetts
🥇 Banner finds
2
Detector(s) used
AT Pro, XP Deus
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
The weather continues to cooperate in Massachusetts, and I was able to get out detecting for a few hours yesterday. I tried a new spot that is notable for a fairly deep ravine with a stream running through it. My first decent target was a ring. I rarely ever come across rings in the woods so I was quite happy. There are no markings, but it appears to be gold , with a small cameo mounted on top. The cameo is of a standing figure, possibly made from mother of pearl.

DSC01791.JPG DSC01783.JPG DSC01802.JPG

After another 30 minutes I hit a booming high tone that turned out to be a 1844 LC. After some initial cleaning, it appears to be in great shape.

DSC01785.JPG DSC01794.JPG DSC01799.JPG

Finally, as I was working my way back to the car, I came across another ring. Never have I found two rings on one hunt. There is some clear tarnishing/ corrosion on the ring so I'm guessing it's gold plated. Markings on the inside of the band are "18", and then a crown. This seems odd to me. If anyone has an opinion about the age of either ring, I'd love to hear it.

DSC01788.JPG DSC01805.JPG

Thanks for taking a look! HH.
 

Upvote 25
Simply the fact that you're able to get out at this time of year is amazing, the rings and LC are an extreme bonus- Congrats!
 

The weather continues to cooperate in Massachusetts, and I was able to get out detecting for a few hours yesterday. I tried a new spot that is notable for a fairly deep ravine with a stream running through it. My first decent target was a ring. I rarely ever come across rings in the woods so I was quite happy. There are no markings, but it appears to be gold , with a small cameo mounted on top. The cameo is of a standing figure, possibly made from mother of pearl.

View attachment 2066793 View attachment 2066794 View attachment 2066795

After another 30 minutes I hit a booming high tone that turned out to be a 1844 LC. After some initial cleaning, it appears to be in great shape.

View attachment 2066796 View attachment 2066797 View attachment 2066798

Finally, as I was working my way back to the car, I came across another ring. Never have I found two rings on one hunt. There is some clear tarnishing/ corrosion on the ring so I'm guessing it's gold plated. Markings on the inside of the band are "18", and then a crown. This seems odd to me. If anyone has an opinion about the age of either ring, I'd love to hear it.

View attachment 2066799 View attachment 2066800

Thanks for taking a look! HH.
Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!!
 

That certainly looks like an odd place to find a ring, but I guess you never know. I hope someone can give you some info on that cameo ring, as it is special for sure. That LC looks real nice too. This mild winter has been great for detecting. Congrats on the finds and continued good luck to you..
 

The weather continues to cooperate in Massachusetts, and I was able to get out detecting for a few hours yesterday. I tried a new spot that is notable for a fairly deep ravine with a stream running through it. My first decent target was a ring. I rarely ever come across rings in the woods so I was quite happy. There are no markings, but it appears to be gold , with a small cameo mounted on top. The cameo is of a standing figure, possibly made from mother of pearl.

View attachment 2066793 View attachment 2066794 View attachment 2066795

After another 30 minutes I hit a booming high tone that turned out to be a 1844 LC. After some initial cleaning, it appears to be in great shape.

View attachment 2066796 View attachment 2066797 View attachment 2066798

Finally, as I was working my way back to the car, I came across another ring. Never have I found two rings on one hunt. There is some clear tarnishing/ corrosion on the ring so I'm guessing it's gold plated. Markings on the inside of the band are "18", and then a crown. This seems odd to me. If anyone has an opinion about the age of either ring, I'd love to hear it.

View attachment 2066799 View attachment 2066800

Thanks for taking a look! HH.
Congrats on the finds. I have found quite a few brass rings in old farm fields and wooded homesites; all 1800’s properties. I once believed that the brass rings were sold to people who thought they were buying real gold and laughed all the way to the bank. Now I think its more likely that the rings were just a cheaper version of the gold ones and, from what I’ve read, the plated brass rings are quite durable. Like you, I was also confused with the 18k stamp.
 

The weather continues to cooperate in Massachusetts, and I was able to get out detecting for a few hours yesterday. I tried a new spot that is notable for a fairly deep ravine with a stream running through it. My first decent target was a ring. I rarely ever come across rings in the woods so I was quite happy. There are no markings, but it appears to be gold , with a small cameo mounted on top. The cameo is of a standing figure, possibly made from mother of pearl.

View attachment 2066793 View attachment 2066794 View attachment 2066795

After another 30 minutes I hit a booming high tone that turned out to be a 1844 LC. After some initial cleaning, it appears to be in great shape.

View attachment 2066796 View attachment 2066797 View attachment 2066798

Finally, as I was working my way back to the car, I came across another ring. Never have I found two rings on one hunt. There is some clear tarnishing/ corrosion on the ring so I'm guessing it's gold plated. Markings on the inside of the band are "18", and then a crown. This seems odd to me. If anyone has an opinion about the age of either ring, I'd love to hear it.

View attachment 2066799 View attachment 2066800

Thanks for taking a look! HH.
 

The weather continues to cooperate in Massachusetts, and I was able to get out detecting for a few hours yesterday. I tried a new spot that is notable for a fairly deep ravine with a stream running through it. My first decent target was a ring. I rarely ever come across rings in the woods so I was quite happy. There are no markings, but it appears to be gold , with a small cameo mounted on top. The cameo is of a standing figure, possibly made from mother of pearl.

View attachment 2066793 View attachment 2066794 View attachment 2066795

After another 30 minutes I hit a booming high tone that turned out to be a 1844 LC. After some initial cleaning, it appears to be in great shape.

View attachment 2066796 View attachment 2066797 View attachment 2066798

Finally, as I was working my way back to the car, I came across another ring. Never have I found two rings on one hunt. There is some clear tarnishing/ corrosion on the ring so I'm guessing it's gold plated. Markings on the inside of the band are "18", and then a crown. This seems odd to me. If anyone has an opinion about the age of either ring, I'd love to hear it.

View attachment 2066799 View attachment 2066800

Thanks for taking a look! HH.
Try following the stream on both sides for a ways, someone camped or road a horse that way or could be went fishing there in the stream and sat to have lunch, how that 2 cent coin got in the woods.
 

Love that cameo ring! That's a great find!
 

Top Member Reactions

Users who are viewing this thread

Back
Top