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WP 1. Rare Louis Froelich (Kenansville NC.) Cavalry Saber with Copper Scabbard.

I had one of these before from Steve Mullinax’s collection that was identical to this one in all regards. Condition is very good and totally untouched. Leather grip is 60% intact with some wear down to the wood on one side. Wire wrap is completely intact. Blade has typical Froelich rounded spine, is bright and smooth with no pitting or nicks. Lap seamed copper scabbard has some minor service dings but is in great condition overall and is identical to the Froelich brass pattern. This one is for the collector that likes a Confederate sword right out of the attic.

$4650.00 

 

WP 2. Minty US M-1884 Springfield “Trapdoor” Military Rifle .45-70 Cal. with matching Socket Bayonet and Metal Scabbard.

Serial # 363674. This one super fine rifle, near mint with original factory blue on barrel, nose cap, ramrod, barrel bands etc. Case colors on breech, lock and hammer. Mechanically flawless. Bore is clean and mirror like. Stock is also near mint with only a few minor blemishes. Strong US Military Inspectors Cartouche on the wrist. On a side note, the closest serial # I could find in the Springfield Research volumes was #363638 which was issued to a member of Co. K, 3rd Nebraska Vol. Infantry Regt. The rifle has a matching bayonet with 100% original factory blue finish. A steel scabbard and is also included.

$1850.00

 

WP 3. Second Model 1858 Allen & Wheelock Rimfire Revolver .32 Cal.

Scarce version with ivory grips and 5″ barrel. Matching serial # 295. Cylinder rotation and trigger mechanics are sound. Note strong cylinder scene of dogs chasing a rabbit. Clear Allen & Wheelock patent address on side of barrel. A very nice American Civil War revolver.

SOLD

 

WP 4. Colt “Special Model” 1861 Rifle Musket .58 Cal. Dated 1864.

A very good representative example of the Colt Contract Rifle Musket. Untouched attic brown patina on all surfaces. Lock and trigger mechanism works properly. This weapon has seen a lot of combat use. The bore is shot out and there is burnout around the breech nipple from firing. Stock is remarkably nice for a heavily used gun, only minor dings and minor wood loss around the breech at the nipple. A small sliver missing near nose cap. Ramrod appears original but is missing threads at bottom end. All in all, a very good looking American Civil War Rifle Musket that was certainly “there”.

$1250.00 HOLD

 

WP 5. US M-1840 Army NCO Sword by Emerson & Silver dated 1863.

A very nice American Civil War Sword. Rack # 163 stamped on ricasso over Emerson & Silver address. Excellent condition.

$195.00 

 

WP 6. Smith and Wesson Model #1 Rimfire Revolver .22 Cal.

A very popular weapon for soldiers during the Civil War. Serial # 53279 indicates 1863 production. These 7 shot revolvers were lightweight and convenient. Condition is very good with silver wash on the frame and traces factory blue finish on the cylinder and cylinder rod. Cylinder rotation and hammer mechanics function properly. One of the rosewood grips has been replaced with an original one but the fit and finish is off a little. Clear Smith and Wesson patent address present on cylinder and top of barrel.

$395.00 

 

WP 7. US M-1836 Military Flintlock Pistol .54 Cal.

Good overall condition and all original except for the hammer which is a modern replacement. Lock is marked with an eagle head and “A. WATERS / MILLBURY, MS. / 1838” in front of the hammer. Clean and smooth metal surfaces. Barrel has proper “U.S.” over “LF” and “P” proof stamps. Lock mechanics are crisp. Ramrod assembly is original and complete. Stock is in good with some mild service wear and two strong US Military Inspector Cartouches on flat opposite the lock. 

$2450.00 

 

WP 8. US M-1863 Sharps Cavalry Carbine Converted for 50-70 Cal. Cartridge.

In 1867, the U.S. Ordnance Department contracted with the Sharps Rifle Company for conversion of over 31,000 Sharps percussion carbines to the .50-70 breech loading configuration. These carbines were issued to the regular cavalry regiments on the western frontier and remained in service until they were replaced by the Springfield Model 1873 Carbine. This gun is a good representative example. Serial # C 2876. Clean metal surfaces bear a dark attic patina. Lever action/breech and trigger mechanics are good. Bore is good. Stock is very good and shows distinct saddle wear. No cartouche visible.

SOLD

 

WP 9. US M-1865 Spencer Repeating Carbine .52 Cal.

Produced between 1865-1866, these carbines are almost identical to the M-1860. The difference- The M-1865 has a shorter 20″ barrel, ribbed cartridge tube tab, Slightly rounded on top of breech, three groove bore and a “Stabler cut off” mechanism, a switch that limited the breech from automatically reloading another cartridge, making it a single shot weapon. The example we have here (serial # 13309) is in good representative condition. Metal surfaces have some areas of oxidation and pin prick pitting though mostly smooth with a dark plum and gray patina. Lever action and trigger mechanism works properly. There is a very unusual modified long range site mounted in place of the original. Saddle ring sling bar has been removed. Sling loop missing. Stock has more than moderate campaign wear with a few minor cracks, dings and a hole near the trigger. Cannot make out any inspector cartouche.

SOLD

 

WP 10. US M-1849 Colt Pocket Revolver .31 Cal. with 6″ Barrel.

Slightly post Civil War example with all matching 1866 production serial # 294297 (except for the wedge). Smooth gray metal with an untouched patina. Six shot cylinder still retains about 45% of the stage coach robbery scene. Legible New York barrel address. Cylinder rotation works about half the time and needs a little love. Walnut grips retain 40% of their original factory varnish. Engraved in script on the butt strap are the initials “J.B.S.”.

SOLD

 

WP 11. US M-1860 Light Cavalry Saber by Roby Identified to Pvt. William Phillips, Co. C, 7th Tennessee Infantry and Co. H, 9th Tennessee Cavalry Regt. (USA)

This saber was brought into our shop by a local family. It was handed down through the family of WW I veteran and Hollywood Actor Lemuel Hooper Atchley. This saber was originally carried by his maternal Grandfather, Private William Phillips of Co. C, 7th Tenn. Inf. Regt. and later Co. H. of the 9th Tenn. Cav. Regt. Phillips originally enlisted on July 28, 1862 and transferred to Co. H of the 9th Tenn. Cavalry Regt. on Jan. 9, 1865. He was mustered out of the Federal service on July 5, 1865. Interestingly, Phillips was also a Mexican War veteran of the 5th Tenn. Co. F. (Capt. Fagg’s) Infantry. He was apparently wounded and disabled at the hospital in Vera Cruz. Condition of the saber is very good and totally untouched. Original leather grip and wire wrap is intact. Blade has light oxidation but is mostly smooth with no nicks. Clearly marked on ricasso with one line “C. ROBY ” over arched “W. CHELMSFORD MASS.” address. Other side of ricasso has “US” with 1864 date over “A.G.M.”. Scabbard is dent free with light surface oxidation. Check out this link which covers Hooper Atchley’s acting career: https://www.b-westerns.com/villan22.htm He committed suicide in 1943. The saber is accompanied by a Hollywood portrait of Atchley in US Cavalry dress posing with what appears to be his Grandfathers’ saber. Also included is a volume of research compiled by Cara Stewart of the Horse Soldier in Gettysburg PA.

$1595.00

 

WP 12. M-1859 Manhattan Navy Revolver Type III .36 Cal.

Fine looking 5 shot revolver with all matching serial # 26074 which indicates 1862 production. Clean metal surfaces with no pitting. Cylinder rotation and trigger mechanism is very tight. 4″ Barrel. Strong cylinder scenes featuring military exploits. Clear patent address on top of barrel and on the cylinder. Original walnut grips have minor service dings and retain about 95% of their original varnish. This is a very nice American Civil War revolver.

$1250.00

 

WP 13. Superb Boyle & Gamble Cavalry Saber and Scabbard.

Textbook Confederate Cavalry Saber produced early in the war by Boyle and Gamble of Richmond VA. Condition is near mint. Leather grip and single strand brass wire wrap are immaculate. All tight, no wobble. Blade is minty with original factory luster, no nicks, pitting or sharpening. Original leather throat washer is present. Scabbard condition matches the saber, near mint with just a couple of nearly imperceptible light pushes. Throat, mounts and drag are brass. There are traces of original lacquer paint running along the lapped seam. One of the best examples of this saber in existence with notable pedigree. Ex. Steve Mullinax, Ex. Kerry Elliott collections.

$5850.00

 

WP 14. US M-1841 Harper’s Ferry “Mississippi” Rifle .58 Cal.

Converted from its original .54 Cal. by being bored out to .58 cal. and having a long range flip site added per US Army regulations. Condition is very good with clean metal surfaces. Lock is dated 1851 and functions properly. Matching 1851 date on barrel plug tang. Original long range site and ramrod. Proper “WW” over “P” proofs on barrel. “VP” and Eagle Head proof present on breech but hard to see. Bore is well defined but has some dirt and pitting. Stock is also very good with sharp un-sanded edges and only minor service wear. There is a crack near the middle barrel band on one side. Brass patch box retains a spare nipple and has the correct 3 punch marks. Unmarked brass butt plate is also correct for the Harper’s Ferry. 

$3850.00 

 

MS 1. “Slim Jim” Holster for the M-1848 Colt Dragoon Revolver.

A military holster that has had the flap cut off for fast access to the revolver. Belt loop missing on reverse. Displays great with the revolver which is listed for sale on the weapons page.

$195.00 HOLD D.R.

 

ART 1. Dug US 12 lb. Bormann Time Fused Case Shot.

Mild pitting to the iron and a good looking fuse that was punched at 4.5 seconds. You can clearly see the second increments. Packed with deadly shrapnel and designed to explode over the heads of the advancing enemy. Provenance uncertain.

$375.00

 

ART 2. Dug US 3″ Hotchkiss Shell.

High quality shell complete with intact lead driving band (sabot) which is impressed with the lands and grooves of the 3″ ordnance rifle. Perfect brass time fuse adapter and the iron shell body is excellent. Provenance uncertain.

$395.00

 

ART 3. Dug Confederate 12 lb. Spherical Shell.

This shell was designed to accommodate a wooden adapter for a paper time fuse. Good overall condition. Comes with display stand. Brass plaque states provenance of Virginia. 

$295.00

 

ART 4. Dug US 3″ Parrott Case Shot.

A good representative example of this iconic American Civil War projectile. Packed with shrapnel and designed to cause maximum casualties. Found long ago on the Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield.

SOLD

 

ART 5. Dug Confederate 6 lb. Shot.

Good example. The 6lb. Smoothbore Gun was phased out of the Federal Army early in the war, but the Confederacy continued to field these guns throughout the war. Particularly in the Western Theater. Note strong mold seam. Provenance unknown. 

SOLD

 

ART 6. Dug US 3″ Hotchkiss Case Shot.

Good representative example. Lead band sabot thrown when fired. Nose contains lead balls packed in matrix. Fuse also missing. Legible Hotchkiss 1861 patent address on base cup. Displays like a champ. Provenance unknown.

$195.00

 

ART 7. Extremely Rare Confederate 2.9″ Read-Parrott Case Shot with Bormann Time Fuse.

Very good excavated condition with intact wrought iron sabot and intact Confederate Bormann Time Fuse punched at the maximum range of 5.5 seconds. According to Dickey and George’s Artillery Projectiles book, on page 244, this case shot is a rarity 10 with only two other examples documented. Provenance of Northern VA.

$1250.00 HOLD J.N.

 

CC 1. 1864 Series Confederate States of America $20.00 Note T-67.

This iconic Confederate note features the Tennessee State Capitol building in Nashville and Vice President Alexander Stephens on the right. Full borders, a good representative example. Circulated condition. Would probably grade Fine or better.

$45.00

 

USBP 1. Dug US Army Belt Plate, Spanish American War.

Excellent excavated condition. Provenance forgotten. A very attractive American Military Belt Plate.

$125.00

 

MS 2. Brass Colt’s Patent Pocket Revolver Bullet Mold .31 Cal.

Great condition with clear “COLT’S PATENT” address. Molds one round and one conical bullet. A fitting piece to display with your Colt Pocket Revolver.

$125.00

 

MS 3. Dug Maynard Cavalry Carbine Combination Gun Tool.

Scarce tool. Found in Gen. William T. Sherman’s Cavalry camp at Eastport MS.

SOLD

 

WP 15. Dug CS/US Enfield Socket Bayonet .577 Cal.

A relic from the battlefield of Kennesaw Mountain GA. Excellent condition typical of early finds.

SOLD

 

MS 4. Colt’s Patent Navy Revolver Bullet Mold .36 Cal.

Great condition with clear “COLT’S PATENT” address. Molds one round and one conical bullet. A fitting piece to display with your Colt Navy Revolver.

$150.00 HOLD J.M.

 

MS 5. Colt’s Patent M-1851 Navy Revolver Powder Flask.

Scarce “COLT’S PATENT” marked Navy Revolver powder flask in good condition with proper angled spout and steel screws. There are some dents and slight seam separation on the side. One small hole on the side along the seam. Great patina and a good example for displaying with your Colt Navy Revolver.

$995.00

 

NSBTN NH 1. Dug New Hampshire State Militia Coat Button.

NH 6, 23 mm. Nice detail and a lot of gold plating. Slight push. “SCOVILL MFG. CO. WATERBURY.” rmdc. Provenance of Northern VA.

SOLD

 

USBTN I 1. Dug US Infantry Coat Button.

GI 85, 22.5 mm. Excellent button with gold and no ground action. “SCOVILL MFG. CO. WATERBURY” bm. My photos don’t do it justice. Found at Bovina MS. by Bob Bankston.

SOLD

 

USBTN I 2. Dug US Infantry Coat Button.

22.5 mm. Attractive button with gold. “EXTRA QUALITY” bm. My photos don’t do it justice. Found at Bovina MS. by Bob Bankston.

SOLD

 

USBTN I 3. Dug US Infantry Coat Button.

21.5 mm. Attractive button with gold. “D. EVANS ATTLEBORO” bm. Raised “I” on the shield. Found at Bovina MS. by Bob Bankston.

$28.00

 

USBTN I 4. Dug US Infantry Coat Button.

22 mm. A super slick beauty queen. Loaded with blazing gold. “EXTRA QUALITY” bm. . Found at Bovina MS. by Bob Bankston.

SOLD

 

USBTN R 1. Dug US Regiment of Riflemen Coat Button.

RF 19, 22 mm. Fine example with gold and a smooth chocolate patina. “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN NY.” bm. Found near Bovina MS. by Bob Bankston.

$65.00

 

USBTN NV 1. Excavated US Naval Officer’s Coat Button.

NA 112, 18 mm. Loaded with gold and has an attractive frosty look. Light push to face. “STEELE & JOHNSON” bm. Found near Bovina MS. in a Confederate camp by Bob Bankston.

SOLD

 

USBTN R 2. Dug US Regiment of Riflemen Cuff Button.

14.5 mm. Pretty little gemstone with gold and a smooth chocolate patina. “SCOVILL MFG. CO.” bm. Found near Bovina MS. by Bob Bankston.

SOLD

 

USBTN A 1. Dug US Artillery Cuff Button.

15 mm. This one is a killer. Loaded with 98% blazing gold. My photos are poor and do not properly represent this button. “D. EVANS & CO. EXTRA” bm. Found near Bovina MS.

SOLD

 

USBTN NV 2. Excavated 1802 Pattern US Naval Officer’s Coat Button.

NA 10, 23 mm. Slick emerald green button with gold in the recesses. 15 Stars over Federal eagle holding anchor. “GILT” bm. Found near Charleston SC.

$65.00 

 

USBTN R 3. Dug War of 1812 US Regiment of Riflemen Coat Button.

RF 3 A, 21 mm. Choice cream puff with no ground action and super sharp details. Script “R” on eagles’ chest. Found near Charleston SC.

$95.00 HOLD D.M.

 

USBTN A 2. Dug US War of 1812 Artillery Cuff Button.

AY 34 A, 15 mm. Rare button. Albert’s reference book does not mention a cuff size version of this button with the Script “A” on the eagles chest. Super slick with no ground action at all. Shank firmly intact but bent. Found near Charleston SC.

$65.00 HOLD D.M.

 

USBTN A 3. Dug 1820’s US Artillery Coat Button.

AY 62, 19 mm. Early one piece button with “SCOVILLS*WATERBURY*” bm. Found near Charleston SC.

$35.00 HOLD D.M.

 

NSBTN CT 1. Dug Connecticut State Militia Coat Button.

CT 13 A1, 23 mm. Nice example with a lot of gold and no ground action. “SCOVILL MFG. CO. WATERBURY” rmdc. Found near Johns Island SC.

SOLD

 

NSBTN CT 2. Dug Connecticut State Militia Coat Button.

CT 13 A1, 23 mm. Great representative example with gold plating. “SCOVILL MFG. CO. WATERBURY” rmdc. Found near Charleston SC.

SOLD

 

NSBTN MA 1. Dug Massachusetts State Militia Cuff Button.

MS 35V, 15 mm. Great representative example with gold in all the right places. “W. BUTTON CO. EXTRA” . Found near Charleston SC.

$28.00

 

NSBTN NY 1. Dug State of New York Militia Coat Button.

NY 30, 23 mm. Fine quality button with gold in all the right places. “EXTRA QUALITY” bm. Found near Charleston SC.

SOLD

 

MS 6. Dug 1785 Spanish Half Reale Coin.

These silver coins were circulated from Colonial times until the outbreak of the Civil War. Found in a Confederate camp near Charleston SC. 

$25.00 HOLD D.M.

 

MS 7. Dug 1832 US “Capped Bust” Half Dollar.

Great looking silver coin in a high grade with very nice toning. Found in a Civil War troops camp in Virginia. 

SOLD

 

MS 8. Dug Tompion for the P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket.

Designed to protect the bore from water and dirt. Very good condition with remnant of cork in the cap. Found near Kinston NC. by Gary Fields.

$25.00

 

MS 9. Pair of Nipple Protectors carved from lead bullets.

These were necessary to protect the breech from water and contaminants, and were often lost in the field. Found by Gary Fields near Kinston NC. 

$25.00

 

MS 10. Dug Company “K” Pin for Hat or Uniform.

Fancy round pin with T bar hinge. Dug in a Civil War troops camp in Virginia. 

$65.00

 

MS 11. Dug Bugle Mouthpiece.

Excellent condition. Found in a Confederate camp west of Williamsburg VA.

$85.00

 

MS 12. Dug Confederate Artillery Friction Primers.

All in good dropped condition. Weldon Railroad Battlefield.

$25.00 ea.

 

MS 13. Small Company Letter “B” Insignia for Kepi.

Lined letter “B”. Small size, about 3/8″. Possibly Confederate or Militia. Attachment loop broken. Non-excavated.

$20.00

 

MS 14. Dug CS Enfield Bullet Carved into a Phallus.

Interesting relic. Inscribed with what appears to be the word “MAN”. Found near Petersburg VA. 

SOLD

 

MS 15. Dug Bullet Carved into a Chess Piece.

Well executed. Found near Petersburg VA. 

SOLD

 

MS 16. Dug CS Enfield Bullet with carved skirt.

Interesting and well done. Found near Petersburg VA. 

$45.00 HOLD J.M.

 

BLT 1. US Shaler Patent Three Piece Bullet .58 Cal.

M&M # 520. Extraordinary condition. Found together near Fredericksburg VA. 

SOLD

 

BLT 2. Dug US Machine Turned “Prussian” Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 285. Flawless example. These are associated with Ohio troops. Particularly at early war sites like Shiloh and Corinth. 

$35.00

 

BLT 3. Dug CS Raleigh Arsenal “New Austrian” Bullet .577 Cal.

M&M # 108. Nice dropped example. These were issued to North Carolina troops by the State of North Carolina. Found near Richmond VA.

$85.00

 

BLT 4. Dug CS Raleigh Arsenal “Wilkinson” Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 106. Nice dropped example. These were issued to North Carolina troops by the State of North Carolina. Found near Richmond VA.

$65.00

 

BLT 5. Dug CS Nashville Arsenal “Tennessee Rifle” Bullet .45 Cal.

M&M # 439. Nice dropped example. Very thin skirt with a teat in the cavity. Only found in early war sites. These bullets are discussed on page 185 of Dean Thomas’ fantastic reference book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Part 4.

$55.00

 

BLT 6. Dug Confederate “Sharpshooter” Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 453. A Confederate Rifle bullet found in both major theaters but primarily in the east. Excellent example.

$55.00

 

BLT 7. Dug Confederate “Tower” Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 215. Designed for the thousands of rifled .69 Cal. smooth bore muskets that were converted to percussion and rifled early in the war. Some of these bullets were imported from England through the blockade but many were cast at arsenals and with British molds.

$45.00

 

BLT 8. Dug Confederate Enfield/Pritchett Bullet with “L” Cavity .577 Cal.

M&M # 228. British pattern imported through the Federal blockade. Flawless with a super slick patina and unusual flat nose.

$28.00

 

BLT 9. Dug Confederate Enfield/Pritchett Bullet with “L2” Cavity .577 Cal.

M&M # 228. British pattern imported through the Federal blockade. Flawless with a super slick patina.

$28.00

 

BLT 10. Dug “Hayes” Pattern for Kerr and Tranter Revolvers .54 Bore.

M&M # 121. British pattern imported through the Federal blockade and produced by Eley Bros. of London. Nice dropped example.

SOLD

 

BLT 11. Dug “Hayes” Pattern for Kerr and Tranter Revolvers .84 Bore.

M&M # 127. British pattern imported through the Federal blockade and produced by Eley Bros. of London. Nice dropped example.

SOLD

 

BLT 12. Dug Confederate Single Shot Pistol bullet .32 Cal.

M&M # 166. Unusual double ended pistol bullet. Strictly found in Confederate camps. Nice dropped example.

$55.00

 

BLT 13. Dug Confederate “French Dragoon” rifle bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 265. Confederate produced bullet based upon a French pattern with a triangular cavity. Found near Port Hudson LA. by Ronnie McCallum.

$25.00

 

MS 17. Dug Company Letter “A”.

Nice condition and untouched. Right out of the ground. New Kent County, VA.

$55.00

 

ANT 1. Excavated Roman Cavalry Spear, 1st Century, BC-1st Century AD.

Truly remarkable condition, and a professional European conservationist was employed to arrest the deterioration of the iron. This is exactly what the Romans would have used to pierce Jesus’ side. Almost 17″ in length and comes with a custom made marble display stand. From an advanced English antiquities collection.

$1450.00 HOLD R.S.

 

ANT 2. Excavated Roman Bronze Simpulum (Ceremonial Ladle) 1st-2nd Century AD.

A very important instrument that was used pour libations (drink offerings) upon the heads of sacrificial victims. The Simpulum was a sign Roman Priesthood and one of the insignia of the College of Pontiffs. This sacred vessel is also depicted on a variety of Roman coins. Condition is excellent with a deep green patina and no damage or restoration. Perhaps someone out there needs this to perform their own pagan rituals.

$450.00

 

ANT 3. Excavated Roman Soldier’s Finger Ring Inscribed “VTERE FELIX”, 2nd-3nd Century AD.

Large solid silver ring with ten sides. Each side has a Latin letter stamped into it reading “VTERE FELIX” which translates into “wear or use for luck”. Rings with this inscription are often excavated in military contexts. Most recently from excavations in Dacia (Romania). From an old time British collection. 

$795.00 

 

ANT 4. Ancient Roman Fascinus (Phallus) Pendant/Amulet, 1st-2nd Century AD.

In ancient Roman religion and magic, the fascinus or fascinum was the embodiment of the divine phallus. The word can refer to phallus effigies and amulets, and to the spells used to invoke his divine protection. Pliny calls it a medicus invidiae, a “doctor” or remedy for envy (invidia, a “looking upon”) or the evil eye. The English word “fascinate” ultimately derives from Latin fascinum and the related verb fascinare, “to use the power of the fascinus”, that is, “to practice magic” and hence “to enchant, bewitch”. Catullus uses the verb at the end of Carme 7, a hendecasyllabic poem . Phallic charms, were ubiquitous in Roman culture, appearing as objects of jewelry such as pendants and finger rings, relief carvings, lamps, and wind chimes (tintinnabula). Fascinus was thought particularly to ward off evil from children, mainly boys, and from conquering generals. The protective function of the phallus is usually related to the virile and regenerative powers of an erect phallus. Varro notes the custom of hanging a phallic charm on a baby’s neck, and examples have been found of phallus-bearing rings too small to be worn except by children. A 2017 experimental archaeology project suggested that some types of phallic pendant were designed to remain pointing outwards, in the direction of travel of the wearer, in order to face towards any potential danger or bad luck and nullify it before it could affect the wearer. The pendant offered here is made of cast bronze was probably found by a metal detectorist in England. 

$195.00

 

ANT 5. Excavated Frankish Gilt Silver Radiate Brooch. 5th-6th Century AD.

The Franks were one of the fiercest of the Germanic Tribes that overran the Roman Empire. Their name was synonymous with their fighting axes or “Franciscas”. They settled into what is now France and West Germany. This gilt silver brooch with a beast head terminal, was originally part of a matching pair, worn to pin both shoulders of a woman’s cloak. Condition is remarkable with intact iron closure pin and detailed chip carved designs and stamped triangles along the edges. Verbal provenance of France (Frankia).

$1450.00

 

ANT 6. Excavated Scandinavian Cross Amulet, 11th Century AD.

Rare Christian pendant with Nordic interlace design. Found in a Rus (Varangian) settlement near Kiev.

$350.00 

 

ANT 7. Rare Excavated Danish Battle Axe ca. 11th-12th Century AD.

Classic Scandinavian two handed battle axe (Petersen Type M) in superb condition. This is the same axe used by the Anglo Saxon Kings’ bodyguard or “Housecarls” as well as the Byzantine Emperors’ famed “Varangian Guards”. Found near Vinnytsia, Ukraine.  Rare. Custom made display stand included with engraved plaque.

$3250.00

 

ANT 8. Bronze Viking Age Bracelet ca. 9th-10th Century AD.

Very fine excavated condition with wolf tooth design. Provenance of Tallin, Estonia.

SOLD

 

ANT 9. Dug Medieval Iron Arrow Point ca. 9th-12th Century AD.

Socketed variant with a sharp flat blade in fine condition, professionally cleaned and conserved. Large size approx. 4″. Found in Germany by a detectorist.

SOLD

 

ANT 10. Ancient Greek Red Figure Pelike ca. 4th Century BC.

Fine Apulian Ceramic Pelike (used for containing cremated remains) in superb condition with no repairs or restoration whatsoever. Painted with two female figures and palmettes on the sides. Approx. 10″ tall. Provenance of Southern Italy (Magna Graecia).

$1250.00

 

ANT 11. Ancient Roman Glass Bead Necklace ca. 1st-2nd Century AD.

Fine condition. Beads were found together but restrung with a modern catch. The beads are remarkable for their color, quality and variety. Perfect for wearing today and would be a great gift for the woman who appreciates such things. Provenance uncertain but probably England.

$650.00 HOLD R.E.

 

ANT 12. Ancient Roman Ornamental Bronze Head of Silenus ca. 1st-2nd Cent. AD.

In Roman times, Silenus was the fat, bald, bearded and drunken follower of the God Dionysius. This excavated bronze mount is highly detailed and was possibly a decoration on a furniture piece. Approx. 2″ with a deep green patina. Acquired from a British antiquities collection. Here is a great article from Wikipedia on Silenus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silenus

$550.00

 

ANT 13. Roman Silver Finger Ring with Monogram “VT” ca. 3rd-4th Cent. AD.

Excellent condition. Wearable size. From a British antiquities collection and likely found in Britain.

$295.00

 

ANT 14. Ancient Greek Apulian Oinochoe ca. 3rd-4th Cent. BC.

A small pitcher for wine or olive oil with trefoil spout. Decorated with a painted woman’s head. Excellent and complete. No repairs or issues. Approx. 6″ tall. Provenance of Southern Italy (Magna Graecia)

$650.00

 

ANT 15. Ancient Roman Bronze Bangle/Bracelet, ca. 1st Century AD.

This woman’s bangle is in excellent condition and decorated with circle punch stampings on all sides. Beautiful green patina. From an English antiquities collection and probably found in England.

$250.00

 

ANT 16. Pair of Ancient Roman Gold Earrings, ca. 2nd Century AD.

Delicately crafted but missing the stones or glass inserts. Nonetheless, an attractive matching pair. I suppose a good jeweler could put stones in them if desired.

SOLD

 

ANT 17. Exquisite Granulated Silver Lunula ca. 800-1000 AD.

This high status Slavic amulet was produced in a Polish or other Eastern European workshop. Condition is superb and can be worn today. Lunulas or “Lunitsa” were worn by girls and young women as a protection against the evil eye and demons. Also, for fertility and general female well being. These were worn on necklaces, sometimes with beads and multiple smaller Lunulas depending on the status of the wearer. These have also been found in Viking women’s graves, notably at Birka, in Sweden.

$1250.00

 

ANT 18. Excavated Medieval War Lance ca. 13th-15th Century AD.

This Lance head is all business and designed to pierce both chain mail and plate armor. Excellent condition. Found in Central Europe.

$350.00

 

ANT 19. Excavated Medieval War Hammer or “Nadziak” ca. 15th-17th Century AD.

Fantastic condition, professionally cleaned and conserved. Used by mounted warriors to bash and pierce plate armor. Provenance of Western Ukraine. Mounted on custom display stand with a brass plaque.

SOLD

 

ANT 20. Viking Bearded Battle Axe, 9th-10th Century AD.

Classic bearded battle axe in great excavated condition. Professionally cleaned and preserved. See Holger Arman’s “Die Graber” page 14, fig. 3 for an identical example found in Sweden. This particular axe was dug in a farmers field in Ukraine. 

$795.00

 

ANT 21. Excavated Viking Shield Boss or “Umbo” ca. 9th-12th Century AD.

Superb condition. Professionally cleaned and preserved. These iron bosses protected the hand and were centrally mounted on round wooden shields, covered with leather and painted with symbols and fantastic beasts. This fine example was found in a Viking trade settlement near Kyiv, Ukraine.

$950.00

 

ANT 22. Ancient Scythian Kopis Sword, 4th-5th Century BC.

A Scythian copy of the ancient Greek Kopis but made shorter like an Akinakes. Condition is not bad, Found a couple of years ago near Chernigiv Ukraine by my Ukrainian digging friend Boris. Length of 20″. The Scythians were nomadic steppe dwellers who originated in the vicinity Iran. At one time their territory extended eastward to Mongolia and Westward to the Germanic and Slavic tribal lands.

$395.00

 

ANT 23. Ancient Cimmerian Iron Spear Point, 7th Century BC.

The Cimmerians were related to the Scythians and were later displaced by them. Also nomadic steppe dwellers, they were the bane of the Assyrian Empire. This spear point is in great condition and very long, approx. 20″. Found in Ukraine.

$395.00