293 Year Old Powder Horn Dated 1724
This is a very old Pre-Revolutionary War Era scrimshawed powder horn. It has the initials and date “PVD 1724” inscribed on the side as well as a naked woman. It is also decorated with copper stars and a cross. 1724 was the same year that Ben Franklin arrived in London.
Here is what was happening in the colonies in 1724:
Unusual Slate Artifact
This is an unusual item, possibly a reel gorget preform, was found in a very productive field. It has been pecked and polished into shape. If it is a finished piece or was still under construction I am not sure. I am also not sure of its’ use or if it was purely ornamental. If anyone has any thoughts I would be happy to hear them.