A Banded Slate Notched Ovate Bannerstone, 4 in.

Middle Archaic Period, 8000-5000 B.C.
Auglaize County, Ohio
length 4 in.

This artifact is made from highly banded green slate.  The deep notches resemble the notches on a highly developed Notched Butterfly Bannerstone. In his book, The Archaic Bannerstone, David Lutz notes this trait as a final stage in the development of the Notched Ovate form.

This bannerstone has a long and well-documented history. When Byron Knoblock pictured it in his Bannerstone book it was in the collection of F.P. Hills of Delaware, Ohio. It then passed into the A.T. Wehrle collection at Newark, Ohio and then to the Fred Bartol collection at Warsaw, Indiana. When Mr. Bartol was ill and near the end of his life he called Art Gerber and offered him a few fine slate artifacts to remember him by. This was one of those pieces (Lutz, David, L., The Archaic Bannerstone. 2000: 282).

Provenance:Collection History:Gerber Collection Number: AG.B37
F.P. Hills Collection, Delaware, Ohio
A.T. Wehrle Collection, Newark, Ohio
Fred Bartol Collection, Warsaw, Indiana

Gerber, Art, The Art Gerber Story, 2007, pg. 100, fig. 7.040
The Redskin, Vol. II, No. 1, 1967, pg. 24
Prehistoric Art, Vol. XVI, No. 1, 1981, pg. 28
Prehistoric Artifacts, Vol. XIX, No. 2, 1985, pg. 27
Prehistoric American, Vol. LI, No. 2, 2017, pg. 15
Overstreet, Robert M., Indian Arrowheads and Price Guide, 13th edition, 2013, pg. 76
Knoblock, Byron W., Bannerstones of the North American Indian, 1939, pg. 379, No. 4
Thompson, Ben W., Who’s Who in Indian Relics, Vol. No. 5, 1980, pg. 229
Thompson, Ben W., Who’s Who in Indian Relics, Vol. No. 6, 1984, pg. 234

Starting Price: $5,000
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
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