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    Indian spear weight ? banner stone ? 2 better pics

    I was walking through my father in laws plowed field yesterday
    when I noticed something laying just on the outside of one of
    the rows and picked it up and took it in to show Dave and he
    thinks its an Indian spear weight or some ceremonial piece.
    What do you all think it could be, its about 6 inches long and
    is made out of some type of rock with circles in it.
    Better pictures will follow when my sister in law brings my camera back.
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    Re: Indian spear weight ?

    That's nice Allen, whatever it is
    Who needs Cartwheel Pennies anyway?

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    Ace250man

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    Re: Indian spear weight ?

    Quote Originally Posted by shaun7
    That's nice Allen, whatever it is
    My father in law thinks its a indian spear weight.
    I didnt realize the pics was dark until I posted them
    and forgot the cardinal rule, I didnt put anything in
    for a size reference, but I will when i get my camera back.
    ALLEN

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    Re: Indian spear weight ?

    Spear weight.........uuuh.....?

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    Re: Indian spear weight ?

    Geez Allen!
    I have been searching for 20 minutes now for a match.
    Whatever you have discovered may very well make the banner.
    I think that is a very nice well preserved relic. What a beautiful piece

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    Jun 2010
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    Re: Indian spear weight ?

    Wow! Looks like you have a pick bannerstone. I have only ever found pieces Believed to be weights used for the atlatl but there is an ongoing controversy about their original use. Sounds like it might be banded slate since you mentioned circles in the stone. Not an expert just an occasional artifact hunter for 15yrs. It would pay to get it checked out, they can bring several hundred. Nice Find.

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    Re: Indian spear weight ?

    allen, post this over in the Artifacts section. Nice find

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    Re: Indian spear weight ?

    Can't wait to see the better pics! I have a feeling this thread is gonna go places! That's a beauty!
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    Re: Indian spear weight ?

    Looks like a bannerstone to me too! Post it in the Native Artifacts forum...great find if it is!
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    Re: Indian spear weight ?

    I'd say banner stone aswell. And a nice one at that Allen. Get a positive ID and better picks and You'll be on the banner for sure.

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    Re: Indian spear weight ?

    I agree with the ID as a bannerstone.... how fitting it would be if it made banner, as it is pretty nice as far as bannerstones go...

    Alan

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    Re: Indian spear weight ?

    Is this item stone or iron?

    The Banner Stones I know of are stone and date from 500 to 1800 AD. They range from 4 to 8 inches. Anyway, most believe they were ceremonial pieces.

    Most known types:
    knobbed
    hourglass
    shuttle
    double cresent
    bow tie
    bottle
    butterfly
    sugar loaf

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    Re: Indian spear weight ?

    Here's a mexican Banner close but not even as pretty as your Banner.

    This Bannerstone is selling for 300

    That Banner OF YOURS, has my Banner vote!
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    Ace250man

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    Re: Indian spear weight ?

    My friend Tom identified it like others on here as
    a banner stone and made out of banded slate.
    I will get better pics as soon as my sister in law
    brings my camera back, but it might be several days.
    ALLEN

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    umrgolf

    Re: Indian spear weight ?

    Holy Moly Allen I know close to nothing about Indian Artifacts but that thing is a beauty.. Banner once the better pics arrive for sure.

 

 
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