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Ceremonial Banner or Butterfly Stone [155869]

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Ceremonial Banner or Butterfly Stone [155869]
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This is a butterfly shaped ceremonial or banner stone at 4 in./ 102 mm X 3 in./ 77 mm with a 7/16 in. diameter drill-hole. Polished surface. This piece has several old museum labels indicating it is from Scott County, Illinois. Archeologists are still uncertain as to the function of these stones but thought to be a good luck talisman. Please see photos for details. (ref. Prehistoric Implements, Moorehead, 1983, pp. 219, 220). From the Gary Bracken collection. Please see photos for details. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Illinois City: Provenance: Gary Bracken Collection
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Ceremonial Banner or Butterfly Stone [155869]

Estimate $500 - $1,000
Aug 27, 2022
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3065: Ceremonial Banner or Butterfly Stone [155869]

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Est. $500 - $1,000Starting Price $250
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Lot 3065 Details

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This is a butterfly shaped ceremonial or banner stone at 4 in./ 102 mm X 3 in./ 77 mm with a 7/16 in. diameter drill-hole. Polished surface. This piece has several old museum labels indicating it is from Scott County, Illinois. Archeologists are still uncertain as to the function of these stones but thought to be a good luck talisman. Please see photos for details. (ref. Prehistoric Implements, Moorehead, 1983, pp. 219, 220). From the Gary Bracken collection. Please see photos for details. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Illinois City: Provenance: Gary Bracken Collection

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