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5/22/19

A.T. Wehrle Adena Expanded Center Gorget - #3-1

Size: 5 5/8" long x 1 7/8" width.

Provenance: Huron County, Ohio. AT Wehrle collection #1605 W.

Condition: Perfect. Large and thick like the type is supposed to be. Great center bullseye banding. Piece is 100% finished. This type did not need to be drilled for it's use, and many, if not most, complete examples are undrilled. Great polish. From one of Ohio's earliest and most renowned collection. Banding runs almost perfectly paralel to base (see side pic), and there is even some slip faulting.

Price: $500

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Un-Notched Wing Bannerstone - #3-2

Size: 5 1/8" Long x 2 5/8" wide.

Provenance: Found in Warren County, Ohio. The India ink is from an un-identified 1800's collection that is most likely F.P. Hills. #2349 W in the A.T. Wehrle collection. Wehrle was known to purchase the Hill's collection.

Condition: Super. A fantastic banner. One side has a hole drilled in about an inch, and the other side is completely undrilled. Take special note of the last photo which shows the undrilled end. The end is polished out, and completely refined. I am 100% convinced that this piece is finished, and was completed for it's intended purpose. What was that purpose? This is one of the great mysteries of North American prehistory. It is established that many bannerstones were used as atl-atl weights, but there is a larger class that would be completely unusable as weights. Were these items talisman's, totem's, or offering's? Banner itself shows great color, age, condition, and banding. Highly developed barrell into the ultimate form of this type.

Price: $800

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Lunate/Crescent Bannerstone - #3-3

Size: 3 3/4" Long x 1 5/8" Wide

Provenance: Hancock County, Ohio. Dale Roberts collection.

Condition: Excellent. Knobs are broken off, and prehistorically salvaged. There are two tap holes on the bottom side for possible drilling. Again, this piece not only appears complete, but it's salvage on the knobs certainly suggests use. Wonderful light colored banded slate with great artistic banding into a bullseye.

Price: $350

 

Double Notch Wing Bannerstone - #3-4

Size: 4 1/2" W x 1 3/8" W.

Provenance: Found Ingham County, Michigan. Donald Boudeman Collection.

Condition: Good. Even though the wings are not traditionally shaped, I think this is still best classified as a double notch wing. It would fall very early in the development of the type. Highly polished, and from one of the most famous collections of all time.

Price: $350

 

Memo to Fakers: These eyes have been around a long time, but still can see.

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Trapezoidal Pendant - #3-5

Size: 3 5/8" Long x 2 1/4" Wide.

Provenance: Found in Eaton County, Michigan. Collected by famous early collector Donald Boudeman.

Condition: Perfect. Any imperfections are too minor to note. Highly polished with great wormtracks and swirling banding. The maker purposefully left the bullseyes (three) at a higher elavation to keep them featured prominently. The entire piece has changing elavations on both faces. This is difficult to picture, but you will note it as soon as you handle it. Also shows the almost pentagonal shaped drill hole that I have noted many times over the years. A great pendant with history.

Price: $350

 

Pendant - #3-6

Size: 4 7/8" Long x 2 3/16" Wide.

Provenance: Found in Huntington, Indiana by John Trook. X: Heitkamp.

Condition: Excellent. One pretty big ding that travels horizontally so that when viewed from the top side, you can't see it. Second picture illustrates this damage well. Absolutely caked in patina and age.

Price: $150

 

Doctor Meuser Greenstone Pendant - #3-7

Size: 4 1/8" long x 2" W

Provenance: Found 4 miles E of Mansfield. Doctor Gordon Meuser 3139/5.

Condition: Super. Typology is somewhere in the Bell/Keyhole family. Closer to Bell pendant. Wonderful light green material with perfect mineralization. Lightly written on by someone in the 1800's named Simon in a great early writing style. If you notice it, you will like it.

Price: $800

 

Doc Meuser Pipestone D Bannerstone - #3-8

Size: 3 3/16" L x 1 1/2" W x 1 9/16" Tall

Provenance: Found in Richland County, Ohio. Doctor Gordon Meuser #6/5C. Extremely early number from Meuser's purchase of the JT Craig collection in 1917.

Condition: Perfect. What else do you want in a piece? Rare banner type that when seen, is often exotic materials. Pipestone material, which is ultra rare. No damage. Documented back to 1917 in Ohio's finest collection ever assembled.

Price: $email for price.

 

Grooved Bar Weight - #3-9

Size: 4 1/16" long x 1 1/4" wide.

Provenance: Found 3 miles SW of Liberty Center, Henry County, Ohio. Doctor Gordon Meuser Collection #797/5.

Condition: Super. Highly polished hardstone with one blocked end, and one pointy end. Prominent groove. This type is widely considered the earliest bannerstone form, and may date all the way back to the Late Paleo. Science is unclear on the topic.

Price: $500

 

Hematite/Limonite Pendant - #3-10

Size: 4 1/8" long x 1 9/16" wide.

Provenance: Found iin Scioto County, Ohio. Doctor Gordon Meuser Collection #1729/5

Condition: Perfect. Not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 tap holes on the piece. The 4th is hiding on the bottom of the back-side. Thinned out, and worked with precision. Material is iron based, just not sure if enough Fe to be hematite or limonite. Material took a great polish. In the pantheon of pendants, this one ranks pretty high.

Price: $1250

 

Meuser Grooved Gouge - #3-11

Size: 4 3/16" L x 2 3/8" W

Provenance: Found in Richland County, Ohio. Doctor Gordon Meuser #30/2C. All "C" numbers are from the JT Craig collection that Doctor Meuser purchased in 1917.

Condition: Good. A very interesting and unique stone tool. It is made of slate, which is very rare. It is also grooved across the top, which is very rare feature. And it is fluted on the bottom in a gouge like manner. Bit is very nice.

Price: $200

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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