Victorian GOLD w/ Emeralds!!

FoxHound0985

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I actually dug this a few days ago, but just now got around to taking some good pics of it. My hunting buddy and I have been hunting a new Civil War site for the last few weeks, and it keeps giving up awesome relics! The site has also had a lot of foot traffic over the last 150 years, so we find a lot of other goodies as well. I've found more good stuff at this one site than I think I ever have at any other site. The variety of relics is pretty awesome! This little piece just blew me away when I saw it in the clump of dirt! It read a solid 54 on the AT Max, so I figured it was just another pull tab or beaver tail. Man was I surprised to see that unmistakable glimmer of gold in my plug!! After spraying it off with a bit of water, I could see a very ornate design carved on the face of what I initially thought was a cufflink. I also noticed a tiny emerald still in place! Well once I got it home and started researching it, I came to the conclusion that it was more likely to be a Victorian era collar stud. I've found the plain collar studs (the ones that look like Sorry game pieces), but never anything this ornate! I gave it a good cleaning and it appears that it still has most of the stones! There's still dirt around the stones, but I'm not going to clean it any further. I don't want to risk losing the remaining stones. I also tested it, and it turned out to be at least 14k gold! I can't find my 18k test solution, so it might actually be higher than 14k. Enjoy and HH!

PF
 

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A2coins

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Gold is awesome that's a nice piece
 

Goldiver

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Great looking piece of gold! Congratulations!

Steve
 

Carolina Tom

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That is a really nice find. The guy that lost that was really upset! Congrats.
 

Brendan75

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Hi, wow awesome find. Congrats:occasion14:
 

BLK HOLE

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What a beautiful find, congratulations :icon_thumright:
 

Relicific

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That’s a beautiful find
Congrats
 

GB1

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Very nice piece, congrats! :occasion14:
 

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