|Dimensions||3.12 × .87 × 2.25 in|
This European Fighting Axe was found in a field along the Wabash River between a French trading post and the Tippecanoe battlefield. That doesn’t mean that it had anything to do with either. I’m just sayin’. Anyway this is a very cool artifact. It is definitely very old. I now have new information from an expert. Apparently it is a battle-axe of a type originally from Eastern Europe (Hungarian or Polish) ca 1600.
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This is a string of old glass trade beads. The string is approximately 52 inches in length containing roughly 800 beads. They are all glass of various colors and sizes. Looking at them with a loop I can see they are very irregular in shape with one side smaller on a lot of them. Small bubbles and imperfections can be seen in the clear and translucent ones.
This is a very old Pre-Revolutionary War Era scrimshawed powder horn. It has the initials and date “PVD 1724” inscribed on the side as well as a naked woman. It is also decorated with copper stars and a cross. 1724 was the same year that Ben Franklin arrived in London.
Here is what was happening in the colonies in 1724: