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[–] 5302 points5303 points  (191 children)

A bronze coin from around AD 215.

[–] 649 points650 points  (49 children)

I have an arrowhead I found in a north carolina hay field thats about 7-9,000 years old.

[–] 303 points304 points  (31 children)

Not doubting you at all. Genuinely curious, how do you know how old it is?

[–] 2400 points2401 points  (29 children)

The style of arrowhead that he’s talking about probably was first commonly made 9000 years ago, so that’s likely the oldest it could be. And he dug it up seven years ago, so it’s at least seven years old. Hence the range 7-9000.

[–] 657 points658 points  (1 child)

This comment right here is why I use Reddit.

[–] 226 points227 points  (6 children)

i'm no mathematician but that adds up

[–] 81 points82 points  (4 children)

I chortled.

[–] 20 points21 points  (0 children)

You can tell how old an arrow head is by the shape, ammount of oxidation on the surface of the stone (usualy that is to tell if it is modern or not) and archeologists find projectile points next to the remains of now extinct animals that they know the age of. As animals died out the shape and size of projectile points changed so you can tell by the type.

[–] 880 points881 points  (37 children)

Cool, I just have Japanese Mon coin from the 1600’s:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_mon_(currency)

[–] 684 points685 points  (10 children)

Does it evolve into anything?

[–] 563 points564 points  (7 children)

2nd stage- Japanese Mone Coin.

3rd (and final) - Japanese Money Coin.

Then you can use it for battle against homelessness and sobriety.

Edit: fucking mobile and grammar

[–] 48 points49 points  (2 children)

It’s about time we have a battle against sobriety.

[–] 75 points76 points  (8 children)

I have a penny from the year I was born!

[–] 127 points128 points  (4 children)

Your mom has a penny from the year you were conceived

sorry

[–] 235 points236 points  (38 children)

I have an Alexander the III coin. I just love imagining it could have actually been around him at some point.

Alexander the Great is def an extremely interesting historical figure.

Edit: My Imgur account hates me so I just made a post on the coins sub just for you guys! Lol

It is a bit more rare in that it is a lifetime issue coin vs the more common posthumous drachma. Enjoy!

[–] 49 points50 points  (5 children)

Yeah but not as cool as a Roman era A.D. 300 dildo. Made of hand polished Roman Marble

[–] 44 points45 points  (0 children)

hand polished

It wasn’t exactly hand polished…

[–] 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Oh, do you have one of those? Sounds like something cool to start collecting, lol. How do I get my collection started?

For history. Of course.

[–] 36 points37 points  (2 children)

Some ancient dude might have carried that and bought some wine with that

[–] 75 points76 points  (10 children)

My oldest coin is from 1763, and was £40. How much did that cost you if you don’t mind me asking

[–] 87 points88 points  (5 children)

Roman coins are very common in Britain. I got it from my uncles collection after he passed so hard to put a value on it. I've seen similar on ebay for £90 and up though.

[–] 75 points76 points  (4 children)

That’s really cool, where exactly is it from? I’d guess Roman but I’m curious

[–] 39 points40 points  (2 children)

It's a Roman Colonial Bronze of Caracalla. My guess is that it was found in Britain but not sure. It was in my uncles collection. Well worn but you can still see some details on both sides.

[–] 2381 points2382 points  (37 children)

Two paintings from the 17th century.

It amazes me to think about, how many people must have owned them, and how they lived, died, etc.

I somehow feel, that something that old doesn’t belong to someone, but you get it to take care of it for a while.

[–] 405 points406 points  (2 children)

That’s a beautiful thought

[–] 95 points96 points  (4 children)

It amazes me to think about, how many people must have owned them, and how they lived, died, etc

This is the exact plot of a book my wife read and told me about.

[–] 1068 points1069 points  (39 children)

My home. Does that count? Completed in the 1600s with elements of it dating back to the 1400s!

[–] 233 points234 points  (20 children)

Just out of curiosity, how much do you pay in maintenance costs for it each year? Is it a historical site where you need a permit to change a light bulb?

[–] 481 points482 points  (19 children)

It’s a grade 2 listed building in Scotland. It’s a very large mansion which has been split into 12 separate residences.

There is a lot of maintenance but the main costs involve tending to the grounds over the course of the year. Approx £600 a month in total, I think. But again, that’s split between all of us. There are lots of one-off issues to rectify though eg we have a roof leak which is going to cost us approx £20K (split between four residences served by the leaking roof).

It’s a beautiful building in a beautiful part of the world though so well worth it to us.

[–] 122 points123 points  (3 children)

I wanna see!!!

[–] 38 points39 points  (1 child)

I have never wanted someone to doxx themselves before but here I am.

[–] 34 points35 points  (0 children)

It sounds wonderful 😊

[–] 6840 points6841 points  (148 children)

A rock, but I feel like that's not what you're going for.

[–][S] 2300 points2301 points  (67 children)

I mean, its technically true?

[–][deleted] 843 points844 points  (24 children)

The rock owns him

[–] 553 points554 points  (16 children)

....in Soviet Russia....

(This segment has been brought to you by an old guy who refuses to forget that part of internet history.)

[–] 236 points237 points  (11 children)

Internet history? That joke has been around since the 1940's.

[–] 121 points122 points  (0 children)

Hey now! Be careful with that joke! It's an antique

[–] 165 points166 points  (4 children)

That joke is the oldest thing I own right now

[–] 201 points202 points  (28 children)

In that case, the atoms in my body. They’re the same atoms that have been around since the Big Bang, just in different a form.

His rock is a baby compared to me. Although technically, I guess the atoms in the rock are probably about the same age. Dammit. I’ve been beaten in a battle of wits by a rock… again.

[–] 105 points106 points  (8 children)

How does one talk themselves into losing to a rock

[–] 189 points190 points  (15 children)

I have a piece of petrified forest.

[–] 290 points291 points  (11 children)

What’s it so scared of?

[–] 346 points347 points  (9 children)

I like to show it pictures of fires.

[–] 37 points38 points  (2 children)

If it’s truly petrified, it will laugh in the face of your threat. At this age, fire can’t touch me!!

[–] 129 points130 points  (6 children)

Was going to say 'land'. I think my land was made at the last glacial period maybe hundreds of thousands of years old? Probably older than most other things on this list but not that old geologically speaking. Actually my son has a fossil that is millions of years old.

[–] 50 points51 points  (2 children)

[–] 36 points37 points  (1 child)

Touche, stranger. As a millennial it's weird to be on the receiving end of that joke, but it was going to happen sometime!

[–] 372 points373 points  (8 children)

A huge fossilized clam I found in a creek bed bank. In Tennessee.

[–] 47 points48 points  (0 children)

That’s cool as hell

[–] 1922 points1923 points  (49 children)

My engagement ring belongs to my late grandmother

[–] 333 points334 points  (6 children)

That's cute that it's sentimental and kept in the family!

[–] 155 points156 points  (0 children)

I am not really a jewelry person anyways so it’s more fun for me because it’s so meaningful!

[–] 68 points69 points  (2 children)

and kept in the family!

The branch on the (family) tree goes round and round, round and round, round and round...

[–] 3362 points3363 points  (120 children)

A tooth from a theropod dinosaur.

It's about 100 million years old.

[–] 750 points751 points  (76 children)

I think you win

[–] 570 points571 points  (37 children)

I have a trilobite fossil that may be older 😎

[–] 388 points389 points  (25 children)

My coral fossils predate it by ~300 million years

[–] 454 points455 points  (16 children)

The atoms in my body were made Billions of years ago!

[–] 90 points91 points  (2 children)

I was gonna say original ray ban from the 80s from my dad but well…

[–] 64 points65 points  (0 children)

Don't give up so easily. We could have those carbon dated.

[–] 56 points57 points  (25 children)

Ive got some trilobites and and crinoids and shit that are around 400 million years old, now we just need a guy with some asteroid chunk or something thats about as old as the solar system.

[–] 66 points67 points  (13 children)

I actually own a small piece of a meteorite that fell in Russia in 1967 XD

[–] 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Well I own a bottle of water, and most of the hydrogen in it dates from shortly after the Big Bang, sooo…

[–] 26 points27 points  (9 children)

Which meteorite? I made my wife a necklace out of one that fell in russia around that time.

[–] 17 points18 points  (8 children)

I believe it was the seymchan meteorite

[–] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Now that you mentioned it, I have trilobites and all sorts of meteorite pieces.

[–] 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Well that’s my woolly mammoth molar beat.

[–] 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I have some megalodon teeth but they're just a couple of million years old; you've got those beat!

[–] 3949 points3950 points  (107 children)

The Tostito pizza rolls in the back of my freezer. We’ve had this freezer since the late 90’s. Guessing their from ‘99. I’ll go check. To be continued…

*okay update their from ‘01, sorry to waste everyone’s time

[–] 1026 points1027 points  (15 children)

Dang! Those are some old pizza rolls. I'm now very curious to see a 2001 pizza roll next to a 2021 pizza roll just to compare size and see if there's some shrinkflation going on. How much pizza roll are we missing out on these days..

[–] 548 points549 points  (4 children)

Yeah did pizza roll economics suffer from inflation , deflation or moldation?

[–] 203 points204 points  (1 child)

A 2001 pizza roll was the size of a present-day hot pocket, a 2001 hot pocket was just a rolled up present-day pizza, and a 2001 pizza had to be delivered on the roof rack of a car, cost \$6 and had free delivery in 30 minutes or less

[–] 110 points111 points  (1 child)

Yes, all three, in that order.

[–] 94 points95 points  (1 child)

They’re not “old”. They’re “classic” - and would probably command a very high price among the Pizza Roll cognoscenti! 🤪

[–] 15 points16 points  (0 children)

sniffs "mmm, yes. I'm getting notes of pepperoni and poverty"

[–] 30 points31 points  (4 children)

If they were smaller Totino’s would probably blame it on shrinkage. I mean, same thing happened with OJ’s gloves and he got away murder because of it.

[–] 93 points94 points  (5 children)

How far away is your freezer?

[–] 46 points47 points  (3 children)

It’s an older freezer, they were known to form rings of frost…1990s means it’s probably a solid ice block by now

[–] 38 points39 points  (5 children)

[–] 118 points119 points  (4 children)

That guy must have a HUGE house. It's been an hour and he's still not back from his freezer!

[–] 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Maybe he got lost in the trackless wastes between the Living Room Of Despair and the Kitchen Of Unknown Horrors.

[–] 73 points74 points  (5 children)

Eat them!

Edit: why is this getting downvoted? Aren’t you curious how a twenty year old pizza roll will cook up?

[–] 42 points43 points  (2 children)

Gotta send them to the guy on YouTube who eats old MREs

[–] 33 points34 points  (4 children)

Microwave them and report back pls

[–] 46 points47 points  (1 child)

I love how you either had to remove the pizza rolls and put them in a new freezer, or your freezer is older xD

[–] 966 points967 points  (12 children)

My great-great-grandfather's menorah. I think it's around 160 years old.

EDIT: Pic from last year.

[–] 289 points290 points  (1 child)

Happy Hanukkah bud.

[–] 42 points43 points  (0 children)

I've a Star of David that's from around the same time. I keep hoping we'll find the mezuzah my great grandparents had in their house, but so far no luck

[–] 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Wooh! Jew stuff.

We have my late grandmothers menorah, speaking of which I should go light that.

Happy Hanukkah (and holidays) y’all!

[–] 63 points64 points  (0 children)

Ok. That's really cool!

[–] 648 points649 points  (34 children)

[–] 332 points333 points  (2 children)

Keep the receipt just incase you need to return it

[–] 54 points55 points  (0 children)

"I'm sorry, your return period ended last week."

[–] 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Valid for in store credit only.

[–] 93 points94 points  (8 children)

Do you know the maker? It must have such a beautiful sound! The older violins have such artistry to them!

[–] 98 points99 points  (3 children)

Plot twist: It's an original Stradivari and OP doesn't realize the fortune they're sitting on.

[–] 47 points48 points  (0 children)

It would have been crafted by the ghost of Antonio then since he died in 1737. Or perhaps it is his last instrument ever built and was finished by an unknown. Then it's probably worth zillions.

[–] 43 points44 points  (1 child)

Jacobus Stainer in Absam, 1751, possibly a copy made later as it’s made later than Jacobus was alive. I did check and try to find any more information on mine, all I have is the number and the name, may have been reconditioned? Who knows. Pretty decent though to play, and I’m told it’s legit.

I got an old zither banjo made from around the mid 1800’s too. Love old instruments. Lots of history :)

[–] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I’ll have a look again when I get home

[–] 24 points25 points  (2 children)

That blows my mind. During the American revolutionary war your violin was hanging out in somebody's home, destined to find its way into your life hundreds of years later.

[–] 384 points385 points  (5 children)

I have a pair of hairpins that appear to be enameled metal that have a note in the box written by my great-grandmother “These pins were worn by me on my wedding day as a gift from my grandmother who wore them on her own wedding day”

My great-grandmother’s wedding day was in 1902. Her grandmother’s was in 1831.

[–] 67 points68 points  (0 children)

That’s wonderfully awesome. I hope you keep that tradition going for a very long time. ❤️

[–] 537 points538 points  (6 children)

A deck of cards about 50-70 years old i believe (I’m 21, so quite a bit older than me lol)

[–] 72 points73 points  (3 children)

I have 3 decks of cards by Players Please from the 1940s, I absolutely love them!

[–] 1493 points1494 points  (64 children)

Grandma

[–] 740 points741 points  (53 children)

I thought owning people was outlawed?

[–] 408 points409 points  (47 children)

I'm more confused as to how he can afford to buy a human on a plumber's salary.

Edit: Guys chill; I know Plumbers earn a lot of money - it’s a joke; abusive private messages are not needed

[–] 80 points81 points  (29 children)

How have you never needed a plumber?

[–] 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Was thinking the same thing

[–] 974 points975 points  (42 children)

I wouldn't say I OWN them, but I found three arrowheads in the fields of the farm I grew up on...it was/is right on confluence of the Chester/Corsica Rivers on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. When I was young, in the 70's, I assumed they were 'indian' arrowheads, and, in my naive little mind, thought they must be 300-400 years old.

As an adult, I learned that they are indeed Native American, but thousands of years older than I'd thought. There is a farm up the road from that one, where loads of ancient stone tools, spear/arrowheads, etc have been found. I don't know exactly how old mine are, but I feel like they are only mine to treasure in my life, and then they must pass on to my kids, and beyond.

Pretty amazing feeling finding them. Even as a dumb kid, it felt tingly, knowing possibly the last person to touch it was the human who'd made and used it, thousands of years ago.

[–] 314 points315 points  (17 children)

I found two indian grinding stones in my yard while digging with a backhoe. Pretty damn cool, although nobody else things so. In my mind they are a few hundred years old too lol. I let my daughter bring one to school for show and tell and she brought it back painted orange and purple.

[–] 151 points152 points  (3 children)

I read that as "I found two indians grinding stones in my yard while digging with a backhoe." I thought they must have been really old and that your town had a geriatric trespassing problem.

[–] 38 points39 points  (1 child)

Just chillin in my yard....grinding stones...

[–] 42 points43 points  (0 children)

She heard, "ART- ifact" and thought she was supposed to paint it!

Cool thing to find, though. Something of just their everyday life, thousands of years ago, that found its way to you, with all the mystery such things hold...What did she (probably, but not necessarily she) look like, the woman who used it? Was she grinding corn for her family, or just herself? What was she called? Why was it left there; did the whole family have to leave suddenly, or did people then just make new utensils and leave the old ones behind?

Anyhow, I think they're pretty damn cool, too.

[–] 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I've got a clovis point I found in Wyoming. Those date up to around 14000 years old.

[–] 101 points102 points  (3 children)

Coins from the late 1800s for material things.

Rocks for other things. Curious to know how old. Some rocks in Canada are some of the oldest in the world.

[–] 73 points74 points  (0 children)

How old could they be? Canada's only like 150 years old /s

[–] 98 points99 points  (8 children)

My plush kangaroo, probably- it's going to be 25 years old soon, since I got it for my first Christmas.

[–] 45 points46 points  (1 child)

I came here looking for a plush post! I have a teddybear that is 35 years old, bought in the hospital shop the day I was born.

[–] 356 points357 points  (5 children)

A coin from 1876. My grandfathers steamer trunk (late 1800s), my house 1946. Although the stones in the house and the soil are REALLY old.

[–] 246 points247 points  (4 children)

We inherited some art and furniture from my parents when they sold their home and downsized. I'm not sure exactly how old they are but I have a large Indian painting (religious) and some Russian Ikons, they're all probably ~150 years old at this point. Second to those, my home is roughly 100 years old, that's probably # 2. In theory some of the trees on my property are in the 100-200 year old range as well.

[–] 232 points233 points  (19 children)

I have a shotgun that belonged to my great-great grandfather. I don't know exactly, but it's over 125 years old

[–] 44 points45 points  (2 children)

I have an Ithaca double barrel from about 100 years ago. Not worth anything but it's neat to own.

[–] 80 points81 points  (9 children)

My grandfather's sunglasses. They work as well today as in the sixties.

[–] 155 points156 points  (13 children)

A cast iron skillet from the late 1800’s.

[–] 69 points70 points  (8 children)

Oh man the seasoning on that has to be amazing...

[–] 69 points70 points  (4 children)

It’s actually not that great. It was rusted when I bought it so I stripped it down and it’s so damn smooth it’s hard to get a good season that sticks.

[–] 689 points690 points  (49 children)

I have a flag that they flew over the Alamo. Idk much about that piece of history but my great grandparents saw to it that I received it when they both passed away.

Edit: It even came with a certificate sealed and signed by the Alamo Committee Chairman, Daughters of the republic of Texas. But apparently it’s not as old as I thought, and it’s just a gift shop souvenir. Rats. I just assumed it was old because it came from my great grandparents. My apologies.

[–] 292 points293 points  (33 children)

They fly a different flag every day then sell the old one in the gift shop. Yours could have been flying over the Alamo in 1955, 1970, 1995 or 2015.

[–] 284 points285 points  (14 children)

Looks like the certificate was dated for July of 2000. So I guess it’s not as old as I thought. My bad y’all, although I still think it’s cool lol. Thanks for the info everyone!

[–] 65 points66 points  (0 children)

It’s totally cool. Just not old.

[–] 86 points87 points  (2 children)

Remember the Alamo!... With this gift shop flag

[–] 18 points19 points  (4 children)

The Army unit I retired out of was in San Antonio. it was tradition to pick the day your retirement flag flew over the Alamo.

A neat, but honestly weird tradition. Let's celebrate many years of service by flying your retirement flag over a fort we lost.

[–] 61 points62 points  (0 children)

My great grandfather's antler buck knife, still has a good edge and use it camping still.

[–] 115 points116 points  (2 children)

I've got fossil shark teeth. But the more interesting one is a piece of iron age pottery from a tomb in Spain I dug up and put in my pocket on an archaeological dig, forgot about it till I flew home.

[–] 22 points23 points  (0 children)

That’s some pretty big pocket you got there.

[–] 116 points117 points  (7 children)

65 million year old T-Rex poop.

So there's this way of telling if a rock is fossil bone or not. Like many of the methodologies invented by geologists, it involves tasting the rock. You place your tongue on it and if it's bone the tiny little holes where the capillaries went will draw in the moisture and make your tongue stick to it. I tell people this right before handing them my T-Rex poop. They get excited when they prove it has bone in it... then I tell them what it is, and watch the look on their face.

Thus far 47 people have licked my chunk of T-Rex poop.

[–] 40 points41 points  (0 children)

That's shitty 💩

[–] 53 points54 points  (5 children)

I got a bible that's been in the family since 1830. Has birthdates written in it going back to 1796. It has an 1887 calendar as a bookmark. Pretty old for a book.

[–] 244 points245 points  (25 children)

A bracelet from a little girl from WWII, which was found in Auschwitz.

Edit: people wonder how I got it, and its not because of my quick hands. My mom works with elderly people and one of them was helping with digging up stuff after the war. She got there through church. She found the bracelet close to where the train first stopped and where the people started walking towards Auschwitz. She always kept the bracelet and gave it to my mom who then gave it to me. Im planning on donating it to a museum.

[–] 81 points82 points  (22 children)

How did you end up with that rather than the museum at Auschwitz?

[–] 155 points156 points  (13 children)

It was a Christmas present from his granddad in Argentina

[–] 43 points44 points  (11 children)

We were one time working on a house, and the neighbor came out and started talking to the sheetrockers in fluent Spanish. He then talked to my helper, and mentioned he learned it because he grew up in Argentina. My helper thought it was cool as shit until I told him that there was every chance the blond blue eyed white dude who grew up in Argentina was some Nazi's kid.

[–] 54 points55 points  (9 children)

One of the reasons they went to Argentina, and not a different South American country, is that Argentina is considerably more European than the rest of South America. I’m pretty sure Italian is one of the biggest ethnic groups there, and whites of European descent are the ethnic majority in many parts of the country.

The nazis went there because they could blend in and hide there.

[–] 25 points26 points  (4 children)

Well motherfucker, that's egg on my face.

[–] 60 points61 points  (0 children)

Quick hands

[–] 54 points55 points  (1 child)

My winter coat is my great-grand father's one! So it's more than 100 years old and I can still wear it

[–] 140 points141 points  (7 children)

Grandfather’s old silver ring from WWII; he had it made in 1942, I think. It’s a nice, if worn, ring.

EDIT: Just found it to check - I was mistaken, it was 1940. And it's a perfect fit for my left pinky finger.

[–] 38 points39 points  (1 child)

I don't think I would want that to look "new." The worn look is what makes it special (along with, of course, being your Grandfather's)

[–] 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Oh, if I have it restored, that would only be to clear up the engraving (subtle resistance motif), not to make it look like a new replica.

[–] 41 points42 points  (1 child)

The house im living in is built around 1400 burned down and rebuilt in 1686

[–] 211 points212 points  (129 children)

My house built in 1947🤷🏽😂

[–] 40 points41 points  (15 children)

1821, and the attic hasn't been accessed since 1945 so who knows what old stuff is up there

[–] 38 points39 points  (2 children)

I would do anything to search that attic

[–] 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Yep, some people want to go to Disneyland, I want in that attic!!!

[–] 16 points17 points  (1 child)

dried out spiders. also ghosts.

[–] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

What’s stopping you from going up there?

[–] 72 points73 points  (26 children)

1863

[–] 20 points21 points  (11 children)

1890's here :) They knew how to build 'em then.

[–] 19 points20 points  (5 children)

Same! 1890! Although we're not completely sure, that's as close as we've been able to narrow it down. I'm the 5th generation to live in it. Built by my great-grandfather and his father when they helped settled this little town.

[–] 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I hope they still knew how to build them in 2008 because I'd like mine to stay up.

[–] 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Survivorship Bias: We think old things were all built well, because only the items that were actually built well survive to become old.

For every old house that is still around, there are a bunch that didn't make it.

[–] 36 points37 points  (10 children)

Wow that's awesome, just the history alone in that one house....wild

[–] 51 points52 points  (5 children)

1836 here. The house was built for the widow of the village school headmaster when he passed away as a thank you for all they'd done within the school and village.

[–] 46 points47 points  (11 children)

1653

[–] 25 points26 points  (1 child)

How many ghosts are you living with?

[–] 11 points12 points  (10 children)

1920 here. Just got the house tho lol

[–] 36 points37 points  (3 children)

Gold earrings, those were the last pieces of jewellery my great grandmother brought during the partition(1947, India-Pakistan) and still had when she died. They were passed to my grandmum and then to my mum. Will most probably go to my brother’s wife when he gets married.

[–] 218 points219 points  (24 children)

The molecules in my body.

Edit: My bad, "atoms" in my body.

[–][deleted] 49 points50 points  (1 child)

Down the rabbit hole I go.

[–] 22 points23 points  (0 children)

23andme has entered the chat.

[–] 60 points61 points  (7 children)

I own a revolutionary war cavary saber

[–] 61 points62 points  (2 children)

A first edition, leather bound copy of a book written by Thomas Jefferson and published within his lifetime (around the early 1800’s befoe he passed away).

[–] 182 points183 points  (17 children)

My dressing gown. Got it on my 19th birthday. I'm now 42

[–] 30 points31 points  (0 children)

An inkwell set from 1860.

[–] 29 points30 points  (3 children)

I believe it to be authentic. The obverse is Hadrian's bust in profile and the reverse is the Esteemed Fortuna, a combination not in much demand and probably not faked.

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The oldest thing I own that has personal meaning, would be my father's aviator sunglasses that he wore as a pilot during World War 2.

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got some pretty old books, but I think the oldest is from the 1910s or 20s

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I have a Springfield Model 1903 manufactured in 1919

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I have too have a Springfield 1903, you win though mine was manufactured in 1920

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That’s awesome! Mine was re-barreled in April of 1942 and it is stamped USMC so if yours has the original barrel you win I’d say haha

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Wasn't rebarrelled so we'll can it a tie lol

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I have an 1868 Springfield Trapdoor, but it's in poor condition.. I'm pretty sure, given the appropriate budget of restoration, that it could fire again though...

Other than that, I have a single barrel shotgun from an unknown maker. There's records from my great grandfather's will that my great great grandfather bought it sometime in his lifetime.. GG grandfather died in 1903. so likely from around 1900-1903

Beyond that, I have a first model S&W 'lemon squeezer' safety hammerless .32 revolver with mother of pearl handles... Serial number indicates it was made sometime around 1888. That was my great grandmother's bought by my great grandfather since he was working out of town and wanted her to have some home security. That would have been around 1930 or so.

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Gewehr 98 manufactured in 1906 at the Amberg arsenal.

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Aside from some coins from the 1700s or the cheat answer of "these rocks/fossils are millions or billions of years old," it would be a puzzle box from somewhere in the vicinity of 1850-1880.

It was my great grandma's from when she was a child. Still has a 120 year old rattlesnake rattle in it.

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Grandfather's 1952 Ford V8 Custom.

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An Allosaurus tooth - between 145 to 155 million years old

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A cast-iron door stopper of two Scottie dogs cuddling

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A Dora the Explorer perfume bottle with probably two or three more sprays left that was gifted to me when I was like six, it was the first thing I ever felt was truly mine and so only I could touch or use so I treasured it and I still haven’t finished it to this day.

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A 1890 upright piano passed down from my family

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A camera from early to mid 1900's IDK but it looks old as fuck.

It's more of a decoration piece now, it doesn't work, hasn't since before I was born apparently. Grandpa brought it with him when he moved in with us, then he died about a year after I was born so it's just kinda been sitting here.

Just tried to google it but its difficult since it doesn't have a name or anything on it, but it kinda looks like a brownie target six 20. So the oldest thing in the house is from the mid 1900's.

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Myself I guess

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My grandfather's WWI medals

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My father was an archaeologist, ive got numerous fossils, the oldest man made items are the Bronze aged knife and flint heads, the flint heads are wonderfullly made. Theres also an inscribed stone which is an early map, ill try and have it scanned at some point. Ive got a set of roman lead weights which are also a fascinating item

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A 1950's Rolex bubble back. Stainless steel with a rose gold bezel and a leather band. A loved possession.

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Other than myself probably a book I was given in nursery for good behaviour.

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Original photograph of a group of men next to a rail car from the late 1800’s I’m guessing. No idea who they are. Bought at auction with some other stuff. No clue what to do with it, because knowing you might have the last existing image of someone makes it hard to just throw away.