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My 'most unusual' find...

SandWSandW Posts: 23 ✭✭
edited December 25, 2021 12:09PM in Metal Detecting

I've found many oddities in 25 years of MD'ing, but this loaded die stands out as the most unusual. It measures a touch under 1/2" across, and I've always wondered if it is real ivory. Found it maybe 15 years ago on a 1800s farm site in Christian County Il.. I still visit that that site and another nearby, both of which have yielded a lot of goodies including silver, silver coins, large cents, and many IH pennies. I sure would like to find the other die as well to complete the pair.


  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,664 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice find, might be bakelite. If you can examine the surface with a microscope, you can look for the ivory texture vs synthetic. Peace Roy

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a neat find. I collected dice for a while, years back. I have a couple of ivory dice I picked up along the way. Still packed away somewhere in my 'stuff'. Cheers, RickO

  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very interesting find, congrats :)

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  • relicsncoinsrelicsncoins Posts: 7,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is cool. Is that lead in the holes?

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  • JWPJWP Posts: 17,537 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Kind of hard to believe that you could find a dice. However, it looks to be in great shape. Very nice find. Happy hunting in the days to come. B)

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  • SandWSandW Posts: 23 ✭✭

    @relicsncoins said:
    That is cool. Is that lead in the holes?

    Yes, those are pieces of (what I assume to be) lead...one of them being slightly oversized.
    It was found with a Minelab Sovereign XS.

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