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:
Rare Native American Indian Stirrup
This is a very old and rare item that is in excellent condition. It was ingeniously made of from one piece of hand carved wood that was notched and then bent into position. The wood was then tied with what I believe is sinew. Then it was covered with animal hide, possibly buffalo, that was stretched and tied around the entire stirrup. This piece shows the high skill level and beautiful craftsmanship of it’s maker. It was purchased at a relic show in central Ohio in the late 60’s.
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.
Rare Hematite Loafstone / Hemisphere
This is one of the best examples of a Hemisphere/Loafstone that I have ever seen. It is very symmetrical and highly polished.With it being made of hematite it is also very heavy for it’s size. It is still an unanswered mystery as to what their purpose was. Some experts believe it was used in rituals and others believe it was a utilitarian item possibly used as an atlatl weight. Whatever it’s use this is a top shelf artifact.