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07-10-2015, 10:52 AM
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    Ladle I found today while treasure hunting underwater, I was in the site where ships were built for the war of 1812, but shipping started here in the early 1700's. I found this in 25' of water and under 1' of clay. I am guessing it is bronze, it's not magnetic, it has a gold colour. It is 81/4 inches long. Thanks..... The Canadian dime is merely perspective. The "ladle" has my curiosity peaked. I have never seen one like this.

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07-10-2015, 11:56 AM
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On my phone, I can't enlarge the photo, so I'll have to do it later on desktop. Is it a coin? Bronze, huh? Can you take a close~up of the piece?

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07-10-2015, 12:53 PM
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Which piece are you asking about? The spoon or the coin?
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07-10-2015, 02:22 PM
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My guess is pewter

most likely late 1700s/early 1800s

could be wrong but that's how it looks to me.

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07-10-2015, 04:40 PM
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Could also be lead, is it real heavy?

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07-10-2015, 05:04 PM
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It has a gold sheen to it, it is fairly heavy for the size and seems fairly primitive, here is another picture


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07-10-2015, 08:15 PM
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I'd agree on the pewter call from MRH. Pewter is very brittle whereas copper or silver would bend before cracking. Since it has no hallmarks that's another clue. Pewter was a popular substitute for silver in those days as it was the "Poor Man's Silver."

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07-10-2015, 09:34 PM
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It could be brass or pewter and plated gold.

Did it ring up as a high tone - quarter sound? Then probably brass or lead and plated.

If it is pewter then I am not certain what sound it would make - maybe penny/dime.

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