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David L. Root  Indian Artifact Auction- Premiere
David L. Root  Indian Artifact Auction- Premiere

David L. Root Indian Artifact Auction- Premiere

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Sale #1 of the David Leigh Root Indian Artifact Collection - the largest collection of Ancient Ornamental Slate Indian Artifacts ever assembled. Gorgets, Pendants, Bannerstones, Arrowheads & more. All artifacts in this sale will be pictured in the book The David Leigh Root Collection - Vol. 1 which comes out Jan 2021. For info on previewing these relics or attending this auction in person call Premiere Auctions Group at 419-207-8787.

Many (most) of the relics in this auction are from well known old-time collections and have been pictured in many artifact books, magazines and publications. For a collectors copy of the printed catalog for this sale ($25) email jim@oldrelics.com.

About the late David Leigh Root:
Mr. David L. Root was well known at the highest levels of the artifact
collecting community as a discriminating collector of investment grade ancient relics. While Dave’s collection includes many types of
artifacts from flint arrowheads and knives to stone discoidals, axes and celts, his true collecting passion centered around collecting...
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Nice 5 1/8" Black and Brown Banded Slate Anchor Pendant found in Hancock Co., Ohio.

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 310)      

Nice 5 1/8" Black and Brown Banded Slate Anchor Pendant found in Hancock Co., Ohio....more

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Pictured! 4 1/4" Hopewell Shovel Pendant with nice tallies on both ends. Ex. Bill Teil Collection.

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 310)      

4 1/4" Hopewell Shovel Pendant made from Black Slate with nice tallies on both ends. Ex. Bill Teil Collection. Pictured in Who's Who #7, page 191....more

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4 3/4" Tallied Glacial Kame Teardrop Gorget, found in Van Wert Co., Ohio. Ex. Fredit, Weaver.

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 310)      

4 3/4" Tallied Glacial Kame Teardrop Gorget made from Green and Black Banded Slate, found in Van Wert Co., Ohio. Ex. Kenny Fredit, Ted Weaver, #TAW461, Collections....more

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Ex. Wherle - pictured! 4 1/16" Hopewell Pentagonal Pendant found in Hardin Co., Ohio.

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 310)      

4 1/16" Hopewell Pentagonal Pendant made from Black Slate, found in Hardin Co., Ohio. Some engraving on surface. Ex. August Wherle, #1257W, John Cornell Collections. Pict...moreured in Who's Who #10, page 56.

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Thin 4 13/16" Hopewell Trapezoidal Pendant found in Richland Co., Ohio. Ex. Currie, Marvin Gilley.

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 310)      

Incredibly thin 4 13/16" Hopewell Trapezoidal Pendant made from Green, Gray and Black Slate, found in Richland Co., Ohio. Ex. Dave Currie, Marvin Gilley, #W/462, Collecti...moreons.

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Ex. Meuser - pictured! 3 5/8" Pick Bannerstone found in Brush Creek Twp., Highland Co., Ohio.

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 310)      

3 5/8" Pick Bannerstone made from beautiful Green and Black Banded Slate. Found in Brush Creek Twp., Highland Co., Ohio. Ex. Dr. Gordon Meuser, #572/5, Dave Shirley Colle...morections. Pictured in The Meuser Collection, pages 46 and 145.

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3 1/8" Archaic E-Notch found in Delaware Co., Ohio. Ex. Roger Mayne, Mel Wilkins - pictured.

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3 1/8" Archaic E-Notch made from Gray and Tan heavily patinated Upper Mercer Flint, found in Delaware Co., Ohio. Ex. Roger Mayne, Mel Wilkins, #209, Collections. Pictured...more in Artifacts Volume 13 #1, page 20, 1983. Some old restoration has been removed from one ear.

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Heavily patinated 3 1/4" Bi-Concave Gorget found in Putnam Co., Ohio. Ex. Parks, Anderson, Kiel.

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Heavily patinated 3 1/4" Bi-Concave Gorget made from Green and Black Banded Slate, found in Putnam Co., Ohio. Ex. Cameron Parks, Byron Anderson, Mike Kiel #1860/MK, Colle...morections.

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4 15/16" Undrilled Adena Expanded Center Gorget. Ex. Frank Burdett, Perry Snider. Pictured.

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 310)      

4 15/16" Undrilled Adena Expanded Center Gorget made from Green and Black Banded Slate. Ex. Frank Burdett, Perry Snider Collections. Pictured in Who's Who #1, page 19....more

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2 1/2" Archaic Elongated Ball Bannerstone - Franklin Co., Ohio. Ex. Copeland, Haulman, Helman.

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 310)      

Well defined 2 1/2" Banded Slate Archaic Elongated Ball Bannerstone found in Franklin Co., Ohio. Ex. Dr. Stanley Copeland, Gary Haulman, Ron Helman Collections. Comes wit...moreh a Berner COA.

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4 9/16" Three Hole Ovate Gorget found in Huron Co., Ohio. Ex. John Montel, B. B. Thomas.

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 310)      

4 9/16" Glacial Kame Three Hole Ovate Gorget made from Red and Black Slate. Found in Wakeman Twp., Huron Co., Ohio by John Montel. Ex. John Montel, Berwell B. Thomas, #H1...more6 Collections.

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Pictured! 5 7/8" Adena Enlongated Bar Style Trapezoidal Pendant - Pennsylvania. Ex. Crumb, Platt.

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 310)      

Rare 5 7/8" Adena Enlongated Bar Style Trapezoidal Pendant made from Green Banded Slate, found in Pine Twp., Crawford Co., Pennsylvania. Ex. Crumb, William Platt, #W101/P...more, Collections. Pictured in Who’s Who #8, page 334, Ohio Archaeologist Volume 56 #2, page 11 and Indian Artifacts of Ancient Ohio, page 124.

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4 7/16" Hopewell Pentagonal Pendant, Warren Co., Ohio. Ex. Kelly, Collins, Shipley, Mumaw.

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Heavily patinated 4 7/16" Hopewell Pentagonal Pendant with a uniquely stylized top made from Green and Black Banded Slate, found in Warren Co., Ohio. Ex. Walter Kelly, Da...morevid Collins, Greg Shipley, Gary Mumaw Collections.

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5 13/16" Glacial Kame Indented Gorget, found in Scioto Co., Ohio. Ex. Olie Miller, Jason Hanna.

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 310)      

5 13/16" Glacial Kame Indented Gorget made from Green and Black Banded Slate, found in Scioto Co., Ohio. Nice "worm tracks" in slate. Ex. Olie Miller, Jason Hanna Collect...moreions.

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Ex. Townsend - pictured! 5" x 3 7/8" Archaic Notched Ovate - restoration to two prongs, Ohio.

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5" x 3 7/8" Archaic Notched Ovate with restoration to two prongs, found in Butler Co., Ohio. Ex. Donald Boudeman, Earl Townsend, #2221, Collections. Pictured in Bannersto...morenes of The North American Indian, pages 382 & 383 No. 6. and Ohio Archaeologist Volume 53 #1, page 35, 2003.

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Pictured - Ex. Wherle! 4 7/8" Woodland Bar Pendant found in Ohio. Ex. Harley Glenn.

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 310)      

4 7/8" Woodland Bar Pendant made from Green and Black Banded Slate, found in Ohio. Ex. A.T. Wherle, #2858W, Harley Glenn, John Rummel, #61/1, Collections. Pictured in Who...more's Who #2, page 80.

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4 3/4" Scooped Hopewell Expanded Center Gorget found in Knox Co., Ohio. Ex. Kientz, Hooks.

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 310)      

4 3/4" Scooped Hopewell Expanded Center Gorget made from Green and Black Banded Slate, found in Knox Co., Ohio. Some engraving on surfave. Ex. Phil Kientz, Jack Hooks, To...moredd Harding Collections.

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5 3/8" Glacial Kame Effigy Stone (Lizard) found in Crawford Co., Ohio. Pictured!

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5 3/8" Glacial Kame Effigy Stone (Lizard) made from Green and Black Banded Slate. Found in a garden in New Washington, Cranberry Twp., Crawford Co., Ohio. One end has uni...moreque ancient salvage with tally marks. Ex. Bob Schaffer, Mike Barron, Bob Mathias Collections. Pictured in Ohio Archaeologist Volume 57 #3, page 39.

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3 3/4" Archaic Tubular Bannerstone - Medina Co., Ohio. Ex. Dean Driskill, Jack Hooks. Pictured!

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3 3/4" Archaic Tubular Bannerstone made from Banded Slate, found in Medina Co., Ohio. Ex. Dean Driskill, Jack Hooks Collections. Pictured in Ohio Slate Types, page 17 and...more Who's Who #2, page 62.

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5 1/2" Undrilled Adena Expanded Center Gorget, Allen Co., Ohio. Ex. Swan, Roach, Helman.

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 310)      

Well defined 5 1/2" Undrilled Adena Expanded Center Gorget made from Green and Black Banded Slate, found in Allen Co., Ohio. Ex. Larry Swan, John Roach, Ron Helman, Mick ...moreVan Steen Collections.

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1 13/16" Hemispheric Cone found in Senaca Co., Ohio. From the Dr. Gordon Meuser Collection.

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1 13/16" Hemispheric Cone that is nicely polished, found in Senaca Co., Ohio 3 miles North of Tiffin. From the Dr. Gordon Meuser Collection, #1936/5....more

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2 13/16" Archaic Thebes E-Notch Bevel found in Ross Co., Ohio. Ex. Dr. Stanley Copeland.

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2 13/16" Archaic Thebes E-Notch Bevel made from Black and Blue Coshocton Flint, found in Ross Co., Ohio. Ex. Dr. Stanley Copeland Collection....more

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Miniature 2 15/16" Hopewell Pentagonal Pendant found in Van Wert Co., Ohio. Pictured!

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Miniature 2 15/16" Hopewell Pentagonal Pendant made from Green and Black Banded Slate. Found by Ernie Banks in Van Wert Co., Ohio. This relic was found in the same field ...moreas Root #1282s. Ex. Ernie Banks, Jim Miller #238, Don Jardine Collections. Pictured in Ohio Archaeologist Volume 49 #2 on the back cover, Who's Who #10, page 244 and Indian Artifacts: The Best of The Midwest, page 401.

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4 5/16" Adena Anchor Pendant, Union Co., Ohio. Ex. Archie Diller, Rex Carr Collections. Pictured!

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 310)      

4 5/16" Adena Anchor Pendant made from Green and Black Banded Slate, some engraving on both sides. Found near Marysville, Paris Twp., Union Co., Ohio. Ex. Archie Diller, ...moreRex Carr Collections. Pictured in Who’s Who #2, page 58 and Who's Who #7, page 244.

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4 3/8" Adena Keyhole Pendant - Huron Co., Ohio. Ex. Ernie Good, Bob Converse, Mike Kiel Collections.

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4 3/8" Adena Keyhole Pendant made from Red and Black Mottled Slate, found in Huron Co., Ohio. Ex. Ernie Good, Bob Converse, Mike Kiel Collections....more

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