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Your guess is correct. Hard to date but they started playing around using hull sheathing in the mid 1700's. It was widely used in the 1800's. Most are not pure copper but a copper/zinc hybrid. It was cheaper and held up well. You can find stamps on the sheets but it is rare. I think I have found 5 ever out of 1000's of pieces. Not every wreck had valuable cargo but when you come across these finds it is an awesome indicator. I would guess ship spike/spike pieces,clench bolt/rod parts are in the vacinity! HH,Harry

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