I refer to my magnificent Spanish 1715 fleet treasure ring as the "Precious." The 22K inca gold treasure ring with nine flawless Colombian emeralds was found on a Treasure coast beach several years ago using a Minelab Excalibur metal detector. 

         

Another piece of Spanish treasure found along the Treasure Coast of Florida, a silver religious artifact. 

                        

Spanish bronze military buckles, recovered on the lower beach opposite a Spanish 1715 fleet shipwreck. The buckles were found a month apart at the same site. Check out the file marks on the one buckle, the buckle on the right still has the pin attached. I also recovered a 300 year old gold and sapphire treasure ring on the beach opposite this shipwreck site.

    

Three hundred year old Spanish silver treasure coins, recovered on the beaches of the Treasure Coast of Florida using my favorite Minelab metal detectors.

         

Although not considered treasure, I love finding fasteners or fittings from old shipwrecks on the beach.  This hand made bronze galleon nail in my hand has a nice arrow head point, designed to hold down decking. The heavy lead disc is split shot that was was attached to a length of chain. The projectile was fired out of a canon and used to take out a ships rigging. The rust from the chain is still visible on the lead disc, both shipwreck artifacts were recovered on the same 1700s shipwreck beach.

           

Pieces of silver plate or dishes, talk about eating in style. These pieces of Spanish silver were recovered several years ago on a Treasure Coast beach after hurricane Katrina.  

       


Artifacts left over from the Florida seminole indian wars in the early 1800s.
All of these items were recovered after huge swells eroded a stretch of coastline close to a beach side fort or military camp. Got to love that Seminole Indian war gold! 


      

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Seminole indian war gold, 1836 gold half eagle classic head type 1834-1838. Federal navy officers button, war of 1812 button, dandy button, eagle "A" artillery button and US button. Check out the carved button, a little piece of trench art.

  
                    
Here are a couple of neat artifacts from the 1700s, recovered during filming of the History Channel TV show "The Curse of Oak Island" A colonial silver salt or sugar spoon handle and a trade or rigging axe.
      
                    
                       
                        
           

 This Victorian broach was recovered on a hillside above the world famous  "Money pit." The beautiful broach was probably lost by a searcher, saved and now on display in the Oak Island interpretive center for everyone to enjoy. 

                             

     
Old pewter buckle with tudor rose design, recovered on the hillside above Smiths Cove, another artifact on display in the Oak Island interpretive center.

     

You cant beat a bit of freshly dug hammered English silver, especially a 1603 King James 1st of Scotland silver shilling.
 
         

 Chunky 18K gold shipwreck ring with jade and diamonds, recovered from a mid 1800s shipwreck after hurricane Sandy eroded Florida beaches in 2012
 
      
 
 Colombian emerald in an 22K gold wire bale
 
              
 
  



                           
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