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Interesting find: What is it?

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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 04:37 PM
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Hopefully this is in the right forum.

I went metal detecting in Rhode Island and found this item on a beach. I'm curious as to what it is.

It's made of silver, a little larger than a quarter, and very thin. Nothing is on the back.

There's nothing to indicate it was a pendant, or that it was attached to anything, but more importantly... what is it, or what does it represent, or is it symbolic of something?

I know there's some smart people on this forum, and maybe someone has seen this symbol? before somewhere.

I was thinking of using it as an avatar, but if it represents something horrific, I don't want to do that.


Here's a photo:





posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 04:46 PM
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cant help you on what it is but it looks cool
good find



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 04:47 PM
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It looks hand crafted and old....as to what it means I have no idea, the object in the middle may represent an octopus?
Great find for you! You should be really excited about finding this treasure!
S+F
I cant wait to see what the experts say!



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 04:56 PM
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I was a professional metalsmith/designer/craftsman for 25 years and that object reminds me of an intermediate
project in fabrication.

The circle stamps are from nail sets, the inside is an exercise in free style sawing and the twisted wire is silver soldered on.
Is it stamped sterling on the reverse with a makers mark?

It is a very nice piece. What else have you found with your metal detector?



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 04:58 PM
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It looks to be too good a condition to be really old . The symbol is nothing that I recognise , so I would say that it was recently hand crafted .
Nice find , all the same and thanks for sharing.



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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 05:05 PM
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No it isn't stamped with anything on the back unfortunately. The beach is really old, and is on the Atlantic.

It's tarnished from exposure to the salt water. If it was copper or brass, the salt water would have ate it up.

On my metal detector it rang as "silver."



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 05:08 PM
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what sort of meatel detector do you use for beech detecting ?
thanks



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 05:08 PM
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It's a murloc! Look here... www.wowpedia.org... First thing I thought of when I saw the trinket.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 05:08 PM
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What a boss find!



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 05:16 PM
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Does anyone think it's Aztec? To me the circles could be "suns" The creature on the inside has a big eye and beak... 4 arms with feathers, and legs with feathers? That's what I see when I look at it.

As for "What else have you found?" You just never know what you will find! Everything is always a surprise.

I was using a Whites XLT in the dry sand.
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edit on 1/20/2011 by sodakota because: changed a word



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 05:17 PM
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What an interesting piece you've found. I can see it worn as a necklace with a simple piece of leather looped through it to hold it in place. I'm sorry I don't know what it could be or it's origin, but am guessing it was probably some beach goer's jewelry at one time.

I hope you find a way to give it new life and enjoy it.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 05:18 PM
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what meatal detector do you use for the beech ?
thanks
just seen ur edit
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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 05:21 PM
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What do you mean by 'the beach is really old'?

Beaches have birthdays?



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 05:24 PM
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I was using a Whites XLT in the dry sand, and a Garrets mach 3 in the wet sand, and a Barracuda PI in the water.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 05:28 PM
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An old beach means it has "history." There may have been a ferry there at one time, or a an amusement park, etc.

The beach I was detecting had cottages at one time, and was an old Navy beach, and who knows what else could have been there in the past.

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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 06:54 PM
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have no idea what is is but nice find s&f



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 06:55 PM
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I'm from Rhode island. Where in R.I. did you find this piece? I do hope someone can help you with information. It is indeed an interesting find.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:00 PM
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I found it at Middletown beach. I hope someone can identify it too. It is indeed a mystery as to what it could be.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:01 PM
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Something about it says Hindu to me.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 09:32 PM
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It looks to me like it could almost be Kokopelli. He's a fertility God from
Southwestern American Indian lore.







 
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