The Curse of Oak Island: A second ancient Roman artifact and a possible second Money Pit leave the team shocked

Laird Niven pictured up close
Laird Niven believes the new Lot 5 feature may be a prototype Money Pit. Pic credit: History

This week’s The Curse of Oak Island saw the team uncover yet another Roman artifact along with a horseshoe with an incredible date. And a mystery feature is starting to look like a second Money Pit.

My Word! There was an awful lot happening on this week’s episode. Here’s a rundown of some of the key points.

The guys have actually uncovered another ancient Roman artifact. The coin-shaped piece was located by Gary Drayton and Jack Begley on Lot 5, not far from where a Roman coin was found earlier this season.

This object was not a coin but more likely a token or a barter piece. Coin expert and Oak Island regular Sandy Campbell was back in the War Room. He said he was 100% sure the token was from ancient Rome and dated back to the 5th century AD.

Sandy was so sure because he’d seen an identical artifact found at a Roman site in England, UK. This all led Marty Lagina to ask what on earth this object was doing, buried two feet under the ground on Oak Island.

The guys have been on the lookout for connections with the island, particularly those involving the medieval order of the Templar Knights, and they may have another one here. The area where the UK token was found is in a region of England that was part of the Roman Empire until the 5th century but later became a Templar stronghold. Earlier this season, the team visited a suspected Templar cave at nearby Royston, England.

Gary Drayton finds a history changing artifact on Lot 5

The ancient artifacts were almost flying out of the ground this week. Gary found a little horseshoe, which is not very exciting in itself; he’s found hundreds of horseshoes. However, expert blacksmith Carmen Legge dated this one to the 1400s.

Carmen also explained that this was the oldest horseshoe he had ever seen in Nova Scotia. He also said that there are no records of horses in Nova Scotia before 1670; thereby, this find could rewrite history.

Further to that, Carmen explained that this shoe was for a commander’s horse or a prestige horse, as opposed to a workhorse. Again, what on earth is this artifact doing on Oak Island?

A corroded horseshoe
Carmen Legge reckons this horseshoe is from the 1400s. Pic credit: History

In the meantime, archaeologist Laird Niven and Alex Lagina set about examing a new feature consisting of stones placed in a circle with a depression in the middle. And they think they may have found a second Money Pit!

The pair took a couple of measurements and found it was 13 feet wide, the exact same width as the original Money Pit. And the guys also suspected it might be part of a much wider structure, which may stretch underground.

Have the Fellowship found a second Money Pit on Oak Island?

Alex speculated that maybe this feature was the first attempt at constructing the Money Pit. Laird went further, suggesting it could be a prototype.

Laird is usually very sober of character and never jumps to assumptions or conclusions, but he was left flabbergasted by this feature.

Neither of the two vocalized outright what many viewers were possibly thinking; could this be a second undiscovered Money Pit?

a circular formation of rocks on Oak Island
Is this rock formation on Oak Island a second Money Pit? Pic credit: History

Also, last night, we learned that the Fellowship would be embarking on another field trip. This time, they’ll be examining a set of caves beneath the Italian town of Osimo.

Italian researcher Emiliano Sacchetti is primarily carrying on the work of Zena Halpern, investigating the links between the Templar Knights and Oak Island. But intriguingly, he’s also retrieved a map of the Osimo cave that seems to feature a cavern shaped like the 14th-century lead cross found on Oak Island.

Don’t believe me? Check out the image below.

A map of an underground cave system in Italy
A map of an underground cave system in Osimo, Italy, features an area shaped like the 14-century lead cross. Pic credit: History

The Curse of Oak Island airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on History.

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Joe Scales
Joe Scales
1 month ago

Don’t you love how every episode begins with scenes showing the guys all smiles and slapping high fives as if they’re on to something… then of course, like always, nothing is found. No treasure. No history being rewritten. Just the same old, same old. Drain the swamp. Drill a hole. Find some wood. Deny Geology with an onsite geologist. Perform pretend archaeology. Find a near worthless coin out of context. Make up some Templar stuff with the non-experts from the Prometheus Entertainment rogue gallery. Like hey, this road is made up of rocks. Oh, like this road in Portugal? Yeah, and hey… there were Templars in Portugal. Oh… there must have been Templars on Oak Island. Can you see how ignorant this is? Can you see how absolutely imbecilic this sort of reasoning is? That’s the show. Falsehoods based on lies upon lies upon lies. But hey, give me a thumbs down for rubbing the noses of the believers in it. Rather than use your brain, that is…

1 month ago
Reply to  Joe Scales

But this week they found solar and lunar symbols carved by Templars in Italy that are vaguely similar to carvings found on Oak Island, and everyone knows that only Templars used solar and lunar symbols :-)

Joe Scales
Joe Scales
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

I admit, I hate-watch this show for its unintentional humor and overwhelming stupidity. Lately though, it’s just hard staying awake for what’s become wash-rinse-repeat. It is my hope that perhaps a streaming network could do a limited series exposing the Oak Island hoax for what it’s always been. It would actually be rather interesting in a truly educational sense, by how many people have been fooled by the lies told to them over the years by poor “researchers” and uneducated grifters. And I mean going back to 1863 when proper geological science ended the debate… or should have ended the debate. But no, it took only a few more decades for the hoax to reimagine itself for another generation, enabling a cycle of mendacity that culminated in the Reader’s Digest article that only inspired more fraud and the lies we have today. That the History Channel’s true legacy at this point. Let’s just make stuff up and sell it.