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Old 09-13-2017, 04:22 AM
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Exclamation Surprise, surprise. No one would have bet a cent on

It is not a find of mine. But it is a very powerful example to be careful to every find you make.

The spur is dated to the first half of the 12th century. And there is gold on it
To clean it, it was sandblasted (carefully)
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:59 AM
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Wow. That definitely would have gone in the trash.

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Old 09-13-2017, 05:50 AM
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Nice! That sure is a unique spur! Did he find it in the water?

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Old 09-13-2017, 07:28 AM
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Nice! That sure is a unique spur! Did he find it in the water?
No, it was found in the soil near an old castle.

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Old 09-13-2017, 03:21 PM
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Hmmmm. Interesting.

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Old 09-15-2017, 09:17 PM
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VERY nice job restoring that, i would have pitched it without a second thought!

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Old 09-15-2017, 09:37 PM
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I know a praying mantis spur when I see one.

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Old 09-15-2017, 09:54 PM
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WOW! That spur deserves a shadow box of its own!

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That's a great relic!

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Old 09-16-2017, 10:32 AM
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Wow what a difference!! Nice save!!
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Old 09-16-2017, 08:47 PM
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Fantastic find! I too probably would have tossed it...

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Old 09-19-2017, 08:07 PM
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That's amazing! Do you have any more details on the preservation process, such as what type of blasting media was used, and whether any preservative was put on the metal after it was blasted?

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Old 04-05-2018, 08:05 AM
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Wow. I probably would have left that in the woods. Good advice!
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