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What is the oldest thing you own?

  1. Feb 7, 2009 #1
    I acquired an iron & bronze buckle dated 7th-10th century Bulgaria. I'd like to think it belonged to Krum, but that's a long shot. I also have an Orthoceras cabochon (Devonian - c. 400 mya).

    Do you have any fossils or ancient artifacts?
     
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  3. Feb 7, 2009 #2

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    My parents own this ancient musical device that cavemen used to use, I assume for tribal rituals such as rain dances and the like when music was needed.

    I don't know what the device is called, but I do know that is has 8 tracks...
     
  4. Feb 7, 2009 #3

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    :mad:

    I still have Donny Osmond and Captain and Tenille on 8-track.
     
  5. Feb 7, 2009 #4

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    Mostly dirt and rocks which have been around since the earth was formed, besides the quark and leptons which have been around since the beginning of whenever. :biggrin:

     
  6. Feb 7, 2009 #5
    I have a geode that may be over 3 billion years old.

    Actually, I was given a Roman coin circa 1st century B.C. by a Smithsonian numismatist.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2009 #6

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    We find fossils and petrified wood all over the property.

    I have some coins and stamps that go back a bit but I'm not sure how old the oldest one is anymore.
     
  8. Feb 7, 2009 #7

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    I didn't realize that we had a Donny Osmond fan!

    We once caught my little sister making out with her Donny Osmond poster. Did you kiss your poster too?
     
  9. Feb 7, 2009 #8

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    Oh, heavens, yes! "And they call it - puppy lo-o-O-ove..". :!!)
    And I lived for the Donny and Marie show.
    um..maybe. :redface:
     
  10. Feb 7, 2009 #9
    i've probably got a fossil or two in a drawer or box, but mostly they just get left where found.

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  13. Feb 7, 2009 #12
    Well, more on the personal level...I have the wedding bands of my great-grandma, grandma, and my mother, that I wear every day! :biggrin:
     
  14. Feb 7, 2009 #13

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    I have fossils from 440 million years ago. They are everywhere you step here.

    Somewhere I have some Roman coins.
     
  15. Feb 7, 2009 #14

    Pyrrhus

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    My oldest possesion is a book of mathematics from 1915
     
  16. Feb 7, 2009 #15
    1915 A.D. or B.C.?
     
  17. Feb 8, 2009 #16

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    I have AD and BC stuff, two 60s motorbikes, and things in between.
     
  18. Feb 8, 2009 #17
    I have a couple of parents who are quite old.
     
  19. Feb 8, 2009 #18

    brewnog

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    A few fossils, a Roman coin, and an 18th Century bureau.
     
  20. Feb 8, 2009 #19

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    I have a pretty good collection of rough gemstones that I will eventually facet into "shiny rocks" for jewelry. Those are old. I have some rough sapphires from Yogo Gulch that formed long ago (at least back in the days of Bill Hayley and the Comets) and ended up in the river-bed when the host rock was eroded away.
     
  21. Feb 8, 2009 #20

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    my jokes
     
  22. Feb 8, 2009 #21

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    Nothing that old really. I once passed a charity shop that had a 4th edition Origin of Species that I very much regret not having any money for. Sometimes being a bum sucks.
     
  23. Feb 8, 2009 #22
    I've many potshards, no arrowheads though, so thats my BC stuff.

    As far as old AD I have some coins, my mandolin (90 to 120 years old, by our estimation) and a soprano saxophone that is pretty old too.

    Oh and a few fossils to round out the prehistoric.
     
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    On a serious note,

    I have a 1915 copy of Heisenbergs, "The Physical Principles of Quantum Theory."
     
  25. Feb 8, 2009 #24
    Not nearly as old as Evo's. Only a mere 45 million years old.
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