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Posted: 8/31/2015 3:29:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/31/2015 7:39:49 AM EST by FlatDarkEarf]
I realize my collection is pretty insignificant, which is why I wanna see Arfcom's relics.

I recently got into collecting pieces of history.

So, right now, I have:

Velociraptor tooth and claw, ~100,000,000 years old?
Civil war fired rounds
Civil war "bite the bullets"
Hominid skull fragment
Roman coins

What relics do y'all have?
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I have a collection of savage made arrowheads.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 3:43:21 AM EST
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You can't say that!

My father has.... I don't know what it's called.

It looks like a donut, carved out of stone.

Apparently, the native Americans would roll it along the ground and try to score a ringer on it, putting an arrow or spear right through the center - about the size of a quarter.

Link Posted: 8/31/2015 3:45:17 AM EST
Mother in law....
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 3:56:56 AM EST
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Link Posted: 8/31/2015 4:06:43 AM EST
A 40 shilling note from the Colony of Connecticut
Trilobites
A single bullet from the civil war
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 4:09:51 AM EST
Griswold in decent shape
Roman coins
Barber surgeon bloodletting kit, from back when I had an office
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A 40 shilling note from the Colony of Connecticut
Trilobites
A single bullet from the civil war
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Nice

I forgot that I have am ammonite too.

Yeah, I bought it b'cause of the name.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 4:14:12 AM EST
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Originally Posted By GreenBastard:
Griswold in decent shape
Roman coins
Barber surgeon bloodletting kit, from back when I had an office
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Pics?

Also what condition are your Roman coins? Mine are legible... but that's about it.

My father is a HUGE collector of ancient artifacts. Me, I'm just getting started.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 4:17:45 AM EST
I still carry a 1911.
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Pics?

Also what condition are your Roman coins? Mine are legible... but that's about it.

My father is a HUGE collector of ancient artifacts. I'm just getting started.
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Griswold in decent shape
Roman coins
Barber surgeon bloodletting kit, from back when I had an office


Pics?

Also what condition are your Roman coins? Mine are legible... but that's about it.

My father is a HUGE collector of ancient artifacts. I'm just getting started.

The coins are really worn down, you can barely read ther them.

I've been meaning to photograph the Gris, it lives in dad's big ass safe. I'll drag out my D300 and take some decent pics when I get to his place later this week.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 4:19:52 AM EST
Silver and bronze Roman rings, Roman coin, a 1/2 groat, silver thrupenny bit, a monarchy...
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a monarchy...
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Link Posted: 8/31/2015 4:30:40 AM EST
I have a Marilyn chambers porn on vhs.
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Originally Posted By GreenBastard:

The coins are really worn down, you can barely read ther them.

I've been meaning to photograph the Gris, it lives in dad's big ass safe. I'll drag out my D300 and take some decent pics when I get to his place later this week.
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Unfortunately, a lot of the Roman coins were melted down or lost in conflicts. Decent ones can be had for a fair price, if you look.

The sad truth is that, just as metal detectors became affordable, people stopped giving a damn about the past.

So, it made relics like 12# cannonballs affordable for those of us who care.

Pictures of the Gris would be amazing!
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 4:32:22 AM EST
Oldest manmade object I have is a sword from the Civil War. It's a simple NCO sword that a Union distant great great great great grandfather carried.
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Oldest manmade object I have is a sword from the Civil War. It's a simple NCO sword that a Union distant great great great great grandfather carried.
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There's a Civil War sword out there right now for $185. Hadn't I bought a f^&(ing MRO it would be mine.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 4:52:47 AM EST
Mother in law....
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pics?
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 5:09:23 AM EST
US Model 1816 flintlock musket, converted to percussion, that was carried by my great-grandfather during the War for Southern Independence. He was a 16-year-old guard at the POW camp in Florence, SC, and when the war ended he (and his father, who was in the same company) walked on home with their guns. I got it from my grandmother (it was her father's) in 1967. I have no children, so don't know who I'll leave it to....maybe a cousin.
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a monarchy...




Link Posted: 8/31/2015 5:28:49 AM EST
I've got a Blackberry Tour.

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Link Posted: 8/31/2015 5:37:36 AM EST
A local Farmers Almanac from 1826.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 5:40:19 AM EST
A walkman and a diskman.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 5:40:51 AM EST
a Roman coin, a couple of arrowheads, and the tattered remains of my virtue.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 5:45:07 AM EST
It is forbidden to buy and sell the holy relics of the saints, otherwise I would have a bunch.

If anyone has any and doesn't know what to do with them I will pay shipping.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 5:45:53 AM EST
Porthole off the IJN destroyer Amagiri, plus a couple of other items of sunken WW2 naval vessels.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 5:47:12 AM EST
I have a chunk of rib bone (I guess) from some prehistoric critter. No idea what it's from.

Link Posted: 8/31/2015 5:49:59 AM EST
Closest thing I have is some shrapnel and rocks from each of the Normandy beaches and a chunk of concrete from the German bunkers at Pont Du Hoc.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 5:51:37 AM EST
my high school diploma
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 6:09:13 AM EST
Somewhere I have a small book on Chess from the late 1800's.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 6:25:44 AM EST
Don't know if you'd call these relics, but my thread about my Grandfather has lots of items from mid-century.

Other than that, I have some grapeshot I bought from a store in Gettysburg back in the early 1980's. No idea if it really came off the battlefield or the tourist trap just found a ringer for me.

Nothing really older than that.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 6:30:08 AM EST
I have my grandfather's grandfather's calculus book from 1814.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 6:40:58 AM EST
Pics of raptor stuff!?
That's badass.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 6:41:26 AM EST
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Porthole off the IJN destroyer Amagiri, plus a couple of other items of sunken WW2 naval vessels.
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A porthole off the Destroyer that sunk PT-109? Very impressive Sir!
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my high school diploma
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My college diploma....(Mechanical Engineering)

All the theory / math is still the same, im just not that great with computers.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 7:00:53 AM EST
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I have a Marilyn chambers porn on vhs.
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Hell....I still have porn on Betamax
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 7:23:48 AM EST
Over the last couple years or so I've been on a frenzy collecting WWII fighter plane parts. I now have a number pieces; such a tachometer from a BF-109 and landing flap from of a FW-190. I've also been collecting signatures from various aces including Erich Hartmann, Adolf Galland and Walter Loos.
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aka ancient torture device
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 7:46:39 AM EST
Couple of Indian head pennies.

Had a few Musket balls from the revolution I found in Brooklyn. Lost them when I moved it Miami.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 7:48:25 AM EST
An intact Sixteenth century copper and silver Tibetan prayer wheel

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Link Posted: 8/31/2015 7:52:20 AM EST
Here are a few pics of the sword:








The second one shows C.ROBY CHELMSFORD on the ricasso referring to sword maker Christopher Roby. He made a lot of swords for the union. Given my relative's wounding at the battle of Shiloh, and the years Roby made that model of sword, my example was probably made in 1860 or 1861. The blade is blunt, but rings like a bell when you tap it with something hard. It's good steel. I guess if the SHTF, I could sharpen that bitch and have a pretty good weapon.

The scabbard was cut down so it doesn't cover the entire blade. There's a bit of rust on the exposed bit. I might someday look around to see if I can find a replacement, then build some manner of mount to hang it on the wall.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 7:53:38 AM EST
I have a collection of US Coins with some that are 100+ years old.

There's also an Springfield 1903 somewhere in my family that was used at the battle of Guadalcanal. I've had the privilege of putting a few rounds through it.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 7:55:06 AM EST
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I have a collection of Savage made rifles.
OP I have a civil war carbine

Some cartridege rifles and carbines from the 1870's & 1880's

and a box of old pencil points I collected in the 2nd grade
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 8:36:31 AM EST
I have boxes of fossil sharks teeth, most of them megalodon.

This is a medium sized one. My biggest is nearly 7.5" diagonal.



Fossil whale bones with megalodon teeth marks in them.
I also have stuff like sloth and mammoth teeth from my fossil hunts.
I have a box of arrowheads and spear points with a smattering of other native artifacts (cutting stones, ax heads, etc...)
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 9:46:00 AM EST
Some type of Dinosaur egg off my families old property in TN.
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