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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Unknown Treasure...

For hundreds of years or more this land has been occupied by many nationalities, many generations.  Today I found this and have no ideal what it is.  It "feels" like a necklace to me.  It is made from copper hooked together by tiny wires.  The copper appears to be two pressed pieces long ways and was pressed around the wire.  I have no idea what it is.
I have no idea where to begin to look.
Any ideals or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

17 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh I have no idea but it gave me goosebumps you are so lucky. If I lived at your farm I would be out there everyday with my eyes to the ground. History real history awesome.
I can't wait to see what it is I hope someone knows. Jewelry maybe? B

SaucyKod said...

Is it poslsible Gail, that this could be some olde native indian necklace of sorts. This is very interesting - hope you get the answer to this and you have to let us know. Nice and very KOOL.

Sandy said...

Gail,
Interesting find. Do you have anyone in town that collects or deals in old native jewelry that could maybe give you an idea what you've found?

Sandra said...

so did you find it in the dirt? while digging? it is amazing and i am trying to think how to research it.

Sandra said...

how long is it? looks to wide to be a necklace.

Farm Girl said...

Did you say once that there was a bank robbery or a stage robbery? Could it be something from that? Maybe it is some Indian artifact. It looks like it could be that. That is so neat. Maybe it is part of that treasure you wrote about that time.

Country Gal said...

Looks interesting ! But I to have no idea ! Have a good day !

TexWisGirl said...

reminds me of an egyptian necklace. very cool!

Sue said...

What an interesting find. It looks like a necklace to me, too.

=)

Laurel's Quill said...

Looks like firecrackers...probably not:)

A Quiet Corner said...

Sorry, can't help you with this one, Gail! And since I'm not much of a jewelry person, I have no suggestions on where to begin to look!...:)JP

knancy said...

I would start with your local state, city, college or university Departments of Natural History.

LindaG said...

My thought was native, too.
And yes, a local history museum or some such.
If it's copper, do not leave it with anyone. Copper is worth a small fortune now, just as copper.

Great find. How lucky!
All we find are old tin cans and broken glass. ;o)

Dreaming said...

I am so sorry... I can't help. I have no clue.

Adullamite said...

Interesting find. It may indeed be worth looking into a local museum as there is nothing to lose by that. It may indeed be quite old, and only one way to find out. Maybe an image search for Indian necklaces according to the type worn by those in that area in the past perhaps? Although I suspect you have already done this.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Looks machine made to me. It is too perfect to have been hand made. It may have been something on a machine of some kind. It is interesting..let us know what you find out:)

DesertHen said...

Very interesting indeed! I have no clue what it could be though!

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