Thursday, August 7, 2014

8/7/14 Report - Virgo Carmeli Pendant Find. JFK Gold Coin. Cobalt Ring. Silver Ring. Happy Birthday Memorial Penny.

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Two Sides of Very Small Copper Pendant

This a very small copper pendant that was found on a Treasure Coast beach.  It is very worn, as you can see.  Evidently it was a very important and well used religious item for some one.

What I like most about it is the heavy wear from use.

I wish I knew more about it.

I have no idea of the age.
It is ever so barely over one half an inch in diameter.

According to Wikipedia, Our Lady of Mount Carmel is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as patroness of the Carmelite Order. The first Carmelites were Christian hermits living on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land during tlhe late 12th and early to mid 13th centuries.

If you can provide any ideas or guesses on usage or age, please send me an email.

I found a picture of a ring that looks very much like the larger ring marked "TRITON" that I posted a few days ago along with a few other finds.  If that is the case, it is a cobalt ring and sells new from Zales for $200.

Cobalt is a hypoallergenic and tarnish resistant bright white metal that has been used since ancient times for jewelry. This strong solid contemporary metal is durable, dense, and similar in weight to gold and has been used in the medical industry for years.

With all the metals being used for rings these days, it isn't as simple as it used to be when a good acid test kit would identify most metals that might be of interest.

From the recent Kovels Komments:   A dumb thief took a 150-year-old gold jewelry box worth more than $250,000 from the Oakland Museum in Oakland, Calif., last year. Before he was caught earlier this year, he sold the box for $1,500. He then threatened to report the buyer to police if the buyer did not give him $10,000 more. The thief was sentenced in June 2014 to four years in federal prison.

Image Of One Ounce Gold Coin
From Ad.

JFK's profile debuted on the half dollar 50 years ago, and the image was subtly tweaked and sharpened in the 1990s. Now the U.S. Mint is producing collectors' coins that restore the original 1964 design, which incorporated suggestions from a grieving Jacqueline Kennedy...

Kennedy replaced Benjamin Franklin on the half dollar in early 1964, months after the president was assassinated on Nov. 22,

Here is the link for more about that.

The coins are one ounce of gold, and the image of JFK appears very realistic.

Today, August 7, is the birthday of the Lincoln Memorial cent, which replaced the wheat penny in 1959.  That makes the memorial cent 55 years old.

Silver Ring Found at the Site of the Roman Bath.
Source of photo: Link found here.

Archaeologists recently explored the remains of a Roman bath in England.

To the left is a picture of a silver ring found there.

Here is the link for the entire article.

On the Treasure Coast, the ocean is about as smooth as it gets.   The surf predictions are for a one foot surf for about a week.

Despite the two hurricanes heading towards Hawaii, there is no activity in the Atlantic.

I'll wind it up there for today.

Happy hunting,