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01-17-2017, 02:36 AM
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Sorry but this is the same as the post I have made on a few forums. Sorry if it is redundant.

WOW-- This has been on my bucket list for a very long time. Just got back from my annual trip to Charleston SC and I'm still on cloud 9!!

Every year I head to the south with a few buddies and we hunt some plantations with high hopes of a great find. I have seen a couple other slave tags dug but was never the lucky one to pass the coil over it. Well, my time came and I was the one that was lucky enough to swing the coil over it.

This plantation was a mid 1700 plantation and we did locate the slave cabins or at least the few bricks that were left. The caretaker gave us a tour of the plantation and let us get to diggin. We dug several flat buttons and a few other period targets but the site had been hunted hard over the years. Finally a nice 80 on the Deus and I turned the plug and this just popped out lying face up as seen in the picture below. I almost passed out hahaha! WE had been digging several shotgun shells that were reading in the high 70s and low 80s so I was not expecting much and this totally got caught me off guard!! That feeling is the reason I metal detect! What a rush!!

A few pictures to show fresh from the ground, a little cleaning and then the final cleaning. The detecting gods were smiling on me that day!!


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01-17-2017, 05:40 AM
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Ok, if this doesn't deserve it, I don't know what does. So let me be the first to say it...

HOLY CRAPPERS!!!

Sad piece of history right there, but definitely a bucket lister for any serious relic hunter. I don't know how you do it, Ron, but I tip my hat to you. That baby is surely going to see quite a few magazine covers, and it's definitely going up on our banner Yes

Dig of a lifetime, and one which I'm sure you'll always cherish. Congrats, buddy Happy

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01-17-2017, 06:36 AM
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That is an amazing piece of history things like that just fire up the imagination of when and where and who lost it. Gratz on a Terrible and Amazing find.

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01-17-2017, 12:17 PM
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Wow That is a great find I think its on top of everyones wish list. I love it Congrats Ron

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01-17-2017, 01:37 PM
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An amazing find! I guess this does prove that even though an area has been heavily hunted there still remains "goodies" to be found. Just wondering...what are the approx measurements? Thanks!
Happy

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01-17-2017, 01:57 PM
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Wow, wow, wow, congratulations!

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01-17-2017, 02:52 PM
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Thx all-- it is about 1 3/4" square
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01-17-2017, 03:48 PM
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Congrats on the awesome find ron, and in very good condition! I'm glad you were able to snag it finally, congrats again!

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01-17-2017, 05:12 PM
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Congratulations on your banner find!
Gerry

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01-17-2017, 07:08 PM
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Not much to add but wow! Congrats on such a great find.
Pat

PS I don't think we are offended this was posted on other forums , we are happy that you shared it with us.

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