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  1. #1
    us
    Jul 2011
    88

    help on a find............

    This was bought a few months ago along with some steel crosses ... Not sure where it came from but the lady said one of her relatives brought it back from WWII..... I'm thinking Africa but friend says looks more like voodoo...any ideas?
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  2. #2
    us
    Aug 2008
    484
    18 times

    Re: help on a find............

    I dont know. But let me know if you want to sell it!!!

  3. #3
    nz
    AKiwi

    Aug 2005
    Hastings, NZ
    Garrett GTA 500
    422
    3 times

    Re: help on a find............

    Looks like a knight templer thingy.......but then could be way off the mark....
    The Road to Hell is paved with Good Intentions

  4. #4
    us
    Jul 2011
    88

    Re: help on a find............

    I sent a couple pis and some info to the Museum of natural history in Houston, explaining it was carved stone and the info the lady gave me I bought it from.... Here is their reply..

    The image has Christian iconography.

    Then we have three items to work with:

    Africa
    End of WWII
    American individual



    One could very cautiously suggest that:

    Africa may mean Morocco , Algeria or Tunisia. This is where US troops fought during WWII
    The Christian iconography may be related to Christian presence in that area
    This might mean pre-dating the arrival of Islam in that region ? i.e. before the middle of the 7th century AD (http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/tsis/hd_tsis.htm)
    This could make it either Roman era or Byzantine era.
    Alternatively we are looking at an object made in the mid-20th century.



    This is all just a guess, based on the additional information provided.


  5. #5

    Apr 2006
    Ventura, CA
    LST
    801
    9 times

    Re: help on a find............

    To start off, I know nothing of this item. Something I find interesting is that the image on front has open hands (peace) but the image on the rear has a sword and maybe a scroll. Like talk gently but carry a big stick.

 

 

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