2nd Spanish Cob in a Week!
This morning I met up with a new metal detecting buddy, Bill D. We first hit up the spot where I have pulled out two spectacle buckles and, last weekend, a 1 reale Spanish cob. Right off the bat today I get a good signal and pull out a SECOND cob! It’s a really worn 1/2 reale (i’m guessing) but I’ll take it! I didn’t find much after that except for more furniture tacks and pistol balls but Bill did find another partial spectacle buckle and a bridle rosette. Next, Bill took me to a spot up the road that he hunted a few years back that dates to the early 1700’s. It’s an awesome old site that has an evident old house site (house burnt during the Civil War), a really old grave site and it’s on the water. To top it all off, the original owner was a big deal in Virginia history! All this adds up to a colonial relic hunter’s dream site and we were able to pull some keepers from it. I got a few buttons, buckle pieces and some old glass (this stuff was in almost every hole I dug along with brick and oyster shells) and Bill got roughly the same. Bill did tell me that he cleaned up pretty good the last time he was there and obviously other people have hunted there as well.
Bill is a wealth of knowledge and a really nice guy. He has really motivated me to find a great colonial site with a trash pit so I can invite him to show me the ropes.
The first two pictures are of the cob I found today and the next two are of the one I found last week.