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723-2010) Hat Labret made of a lime green color steatite.

 

1654-2013) Spindle Whorl or Calendar Stone made of a cream, tan, buff colored steatite. This specimen measures approx 1 7/8" in diameter and is about 1/2" thick. It has been abraded and incised with a radiating pattern then obtained abundant use polish all over. It has been biconically drilled and has some ancient nicks that are heavily patinated and mineralized over in an aquatic environment such as a lake shore, creek, or river lowland field environment. Was found by Lynn Langdon during the 1950's on private land located near Nayarit, West Mexico, x Hank Johnson Collection. Grade is G8 Museum Quality due to rarity. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $500
 

 

 

1402-2012) Hat Labret made of semi translucent obsidian with an olive green tint. This specimen was created by a time consuming process of grinding, polishing, and drilling to the desired form. It measures approx 7/8" x 1/2" x 3/8" and has a rich onion skin patina which translates into a devitrified luster, there are some mineral deposits as should be expected for a relic that was made between 900-1500 AD. There is a small ancient chip on one wing and originally there was likely a piece of shell or pyrite inserted in the countersink of the button that long ago eroded out and is missing, otherwise this is a solid G7 caliber, museum quality artifact. Was reportedly found in the Jalisco State in Mexico on private land during the early to mid 19th century, x Dave Cox Coll.  $200

 

1361-2012) Colima Eagle Claw Dagger / Knife made of black opaque obsidian that has been ribbon pressure flaked on each face with superb tertiary edgework. This well patinated and mineralized with alkali + cinnabar? specimen has a distinctive nippled distal end, it has heavy lateral edge grinding along the shoulders which results in a secure grip and feel in the hand, around the perimeter of the claw is moderate grinding and deep notching given a highly eccentric look. Measures approx 7 3/4" x 2 3/16" x 7/16" and is in mint condition and is G10++ Cache Quality in every respect. Was part of a large private collection and originates from the Colima / Nayarit region in Western Mexico and comes with an Statement of Release and Disclosure from Ft Knox Antiquities, x Walt Knox Coll. This one resides in my personal collection as a top 20 relic. $3,000

 

562-2010) Stone Hair Spool made of a mottled gray, blue, brown, and cream colored brecciated, healed and silicified porphyry. This specimen measures approx 2 3/8" x 1 15/16" x 1 1/16", it has flared ends and has two complete and one partial drilled holes used for attachment to an elaborate hair dress. It is extremely well patinated and mineralized with a semi waxy to devitrified luster. Condition is mint, G10+ museum quality, this relic was found by Lynn Langdon on private land located near Colima, Mexico prior to 1960, x Hank Johnson Collection and is cataloged as item #LLL 220, dates between 200BC and 300AD. $1,000

 

561-2010) Stone Bowl or Mortar made of mottled tan, maroon, and purple colored quartzite. This specimen measures approx 3 3/8" in diameter and is 1 15/16" tall, it was found on private land located in the La Paz area of Bolivia during the early to mid 1900's, x Hank Johnson Collection, cataloged as LGF-20. It is believed to relate to the Tiahuanaco Culture pre 1500 AD where the maker spent considerable time and effort pecking, abrading and polishing to form. It has tremendous amount of ancient use polish and a rich well patinated and mineralized luster. Condition is mint, G10+ Museum Quality in every respect. $1,200

 

949-2010) Colima Bipoint Dagger / Knife, heavily patinated and mineralized semi translucent gem agate mottled with chalcedony. This specimen was 1 of a cache of 10 blades collected in the Valley of Mexico in the Tenochtitlan area of Mexico in 1928, x Sam Johnson, Jim Bennett. Comes with a Perino COA dated 8/20/1997. Measures 7 1/16" in length and is G8.75 quality. $800

 

 

 

DC-1014G
Type: Pre-Columbian Bat Effigy or Nose Ornament
Material: Highly Translucent Trace Banded Obsidian
Size: 7/8" Long x 3/8" Wide.
Grade: G8
Provenance: Reportedly found in the Vera Cruz State of Mexico on privately owned land x Dave Cox Collection. Comes with COA by Bob Butler. Noted that these are extremely scarce!
$125

 
 

 

 

DC-1014E
Type: Pre-Columbian Bat Effigy or Nose Ornament
Material: Highly Translucent Green Tinted Obsidian
Size: 3/4" Long x 3/8" Wide.
Grade: G8
Provenance: Reportedly found in the Vera Cruz State of Mexico on privately owned land x Dave Cox Collection. Comes with COA by Bob Butler. Noted that these are extremely scarce!
$150

 
 

 

DC-1014B
Type: Pre-Columbian Bat Effigy or Nose Ornament
Material: Highly Translucent Green Tinted Obsidian
Size: 1-1/16" Long x 1/2" Wide.
Grade: G10
Provenance: Reportedly found in the Vera Cruz State of Mexico on privately owned land x Dave Cox Collection. Comes with COA by Bob Butler. Noted that these are extremely scarce!
$250

 
 

 

 

 

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