Well, this is what happens when you go metal detecting in the United States – you find a diamond grill. A very weird, and quite disgusting, thing to find buried underground, if we are going to be perfectly honest. But hey, perhaps the gold and tiny glitter-like diamonds are worth something.
We guess it’s better than going home empty-handed after a long day of metal detecting. Still, whether that grill was intentionally thrown in the ground and left there or it belongs to someone that is also buried, we don’t want to know. Dear people from the past, please just put your teeth under your pillows like a normal person.
Vintage Costume Jewelry
This is quite a strange find since not even online research could turn up its origins. It looks like some kind of pendant, perhaps religious. Or maybe some kind of medal that was repurposed as a pendant, but what is certain is that it is quite old. As in, probably over 100 years old.
Something is written inside what seems to be cloth or fabric covering, and we really hope whoever found it was able to find some kind of explanation as to what it is and where it came from. The center almost looks like an image of a large yellow fish, which doesn’t make much sense. But then again, nothing about this artifact does.
A Squidward Figurine
Anyone who’s ever done some metal detecting knows that it can be a hit or miss. Sometimes you find something incredibly valuable, whether monetary or historic, and sometimes you find worthless junk that can still be very fun and cool to keep. Like this Squidward figurine that turned out to be a SpongeBob monopoly piece.
The girl who found it was digging around her apartment complex in Michigan and unearthed this beloved cartoon character. All in all, it’s a pretty cool thing to put on your mantle at home, and if this girl was actually a SpongeBob fan, all the better!
A 400-Year-Old Silver Brooch
Imagine finding a piece of jewelry that is 400 years old and is still in good enough condition that you can wear it today. This is what happened to this metal detector – they found an annular silver brooch dated 400 years old buried in a field in the U.K.
When she proceeded to report it to the history museum, as is required by law, they confirmed its age but said they weren’t interested in keeping it, so it was all hers! Now this person can rock their (very) vintage brooch anywhere they go, and that’s definitely an accessory to comment on.
Clover Heel Plate From the 1800s
This might look like a metal trinket at first, but it’s actually a relic from the 18th century. This heel plate with a clover etched in the middle is from the 1800s and is in amazingly good condition considering it’s probably been underground for over 150 years.
Back in the 18th century, people used steel or brass heel plates to attach to their shoe’s worn-out soles. The plates were attached to the soles with nails and would make sure the soles would last another few years. This find is a true piece of history, and the clover design makes it even more special.