Posted 3 years ago
Back in 1972 on one of my many metal detecting excursions I got a strong hit on my detector. What I dug up was a metal box containing the items you see in the accompanying photographs. It was buried about 8 inches in the ground. The larger cross you see in the middle is extremely interesting to me and I do not know the significance of it, not being a religious historian. As you can see from the photograph, the cross unscrews from the bottom and there is a compartment inside. In that compartment is a small gold looking object and a piece of wood. The other crosses are made of what appears to be brass and what looks like a shell material. None of the items were attached to each other in the box. I think the string of beads is part of a very old Rosary, but again, I am not sure. Any help with identifying the significance of the large cross will be greatly appreciated. It has been a mystery to me for many years. I have always wondered why somebody would bury something like this.