Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Ross Blade flint, $276,000, Morphy’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Ross Blade flint, $276,000, Morphy’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Ross Blade flint, $276,000, Morphy’s

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Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Ross Blade flint, $276,000, Morphy’s
A Ross Blade, an exotic flint specimen from the Woodland period, Hopewell phase (2000-1500 B.P.), 8 inches long, sold for $276,000 at an auction of Prehistoric Stone Artifacts held May 17 by Morphy’s in Denver, Pa. Also, a Grayware headpot (circa 600 B.P.), from the Golden Lake Site in Mississippi County (Ark.), realized $78,000; an early Paleolithic translucent sugar quartz Clovis point (Fulton County, Ill.) reached $69,000; and Earl Townsend’s monumental 7-inch Corner Notch Blade made $64,800. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.

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