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A Banded Slate Adena Expanded Center Gorget, From the Collection of Jan Sorgenfrei, Ohio

Adena Culture, Early Woodland Period, 1000-200 B.C.
provenance unknown, probably Middle Ohio Valley
6 in.

dark green-banded slate with polished topside, with two conically drilled perforations. The bottom has numerous "work marks" or prehistoric scratches, which was left unpolished at the time of manufacture

 

Provenance: From the Collection of Jan Sorgenfrei, Ohio

Condition:

The example presented here from the Sorgenfrei collection is excellent in form and condition as well as large size.  For collectors of slate artifacts, the Adena Expanded Center Gorget has long been a favorite.  The form of these gorgets is very pleasing with their wide expanded centers that taper outward to the much narrower ends. Expanded Center Gorgets have two very distinct sides, a rounded top and a flat bottom.  The drilling was done from the bottom to the top resulting in two large conical perforations on the bottom and two small holes on top.

Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$4,800
04/08/2017
 

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