This eBay listing has ended : SHELL GORGET RATTLESNAKE mississippian DEATH CULTURE RELIC 1400-1650 AD nr
This magnificent artifact is a de-accession piece from the WILD WEST MUSEUM in PA (dedicated to NATIVE AMERICAN & CIVIL WAR pieces). (See COA pic) INTRICATELY PITTED, DRILLED & ENGRAVED INDIAN SHELL GORGET---BEAUTIFUL RATTLESNAKE DESIGN-----from the southeastern MISSISSIPPIAN SOUTHERN DEATH CULT 1400-1650 AD and, therefore, pre-contact or protohistoric and located in Eastern Tenn., Virginia or West Virginia. The above language, dating & locality are from BRAIN & PHILLIPS' book "SHELL GORGETS", PEABODY MUSEUM 1996. MONEY BACK GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC---COA INCLUDED. MEASURES 2 3/4- 2 1/2 IN., ovoid. VERY FINE CONDITION---generalized age wear. Has 2 suspension drill holes. Old small fragment missing from upper edge extending in to one drill hole. NO RESERVE!!! WINNER PAYS PRIORITY SHIPPING & INSURANCE (required) and MUST AWAIT MY INVOICE AT CLOSE FOR FINAL AMOUNT. PAYMENT IN 3 DAYS OF CLOSE.