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|Olive Jar Sherds Found in the Midwest.|
The battle was known but these sherds are among the first artifacts giving evidence of the battle. The Spanish jars are thought to be loot resulting from the battle.
The battle ended the incursion of the Spanish eastward into the US from Mexico.
Here is some information from the article that might help you tell the difference between early Spanish sherds and Native American sherds.
Here is the link for more on this historic battle and the artifacts.
This 1500-year-old shaman sculpture was found guarding bodies in a burial shaft in Mexico.
The square shaft, which is around one-and-a-half metres deep, is thought to date to between 300 AD and 600AD and leads to an underground vault measuring approximately two metres squared, containing bones of either one or two individuals...
Here is the source link.
How much is a silver American colonial spoon worth? Of course that depends upon a lot of things.
The spoon shown here was offered for nearly $223,000.
|Source: Kovels Komments|
A marrow spoon attributed to silversmiths Daniel Henchman and Nathaniel Hurd will be for sale at an antiques fair in England in April. Asking price: almost a quarter million dollars. The spoon has a cast 3-D hand at the end of the handle and a scalloped bowl. It's dated 1766-68. The high price is based on the quality of the silver work and the spoon's history (provenance), proven by the engraved words "John Wentworth Esq to Thomas Smith." Wentworth was the wealthy British Colonial governor of New Hampshire from 1767 to 1775, and Smith, also important in the Colonies, was his friend. It is suggested that the hand on the spoon's shaft represented their friendship. Recorded high prices for other pieces of antique American silver have been $708,000 for a coffeepot (c.1770-1775) by Paul Revere Jr. that sold in 2004; $775,750 for a wine cup (c.1660) made by John Hull and Robert Sanderson Jr. that sold in 1993; and a punch bowl by Cornelius Kierstede (c.1700-1710) for $5,906,500 that sold in 2010.
The word for the day is "adaptability."
On the Treasure Coast we have around a four foot surf. It isn't too much different than yesterday. Still a lot of tourists on the beach.
There are new modern gold jewelry beach finds. I'll show some in future posts.