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870. Iron axe-head with armorers’ mark. 2 lb, 13 oz, about 8¼” x 3" x 2". A remarkably well-preserved artifact, perfectly intact except for pitting on surfaces that nevertheless exposes striations from forging to show how it was made in two parts, the thin strap around the handle curved around to meet a separate, presumably more-hardened, blade piece that on this example is still a bit sharp. A large armorers’ mark (unreadable) is impressed right where the two pieces meet. For comparison, a 1715-Fleet axe just like this one (with facsimile handle) sold for over $1000 in our last auction. With official photo-certificate. Estimate: $500 - $750

871. Iron cannon pin-ring. 287 grams, 9½” long. This object was hammered into the side of the ship and chained to a cannon to keep it from recoiling across the deck after firing. This particular specimen is in great shape, black in color and only lightly corroded, just enough to show forging striations. With official photo-certificate. Estimate: $50 - $75 872. Iron chest lock-strap. 160 grams, about 5-3/4" long and 1" in width. An Lshaped strap with rectangular hole in short end for receiving a loop on the side of a chest through which a padlock could be fastened, the iron in solid condition, black and only lightly pitted. With official photocertificate. Estimate: $50 - $75

873. Lead sounding-weight with iron nails inside. 1024 grams, about 4½” x 2-1/8" x 1½”. We have never seen a sounding-lead quite like this one, as it is shaped like an iron with an apron in the back that has two holes for wire or rope, plus there is a large but shallow hole at the back of the main part and a small hole through the front of it as well—in fact we are not 100 percent sure it is a sounding lead at all, but what else could it be? The most interesting aspect of all is the fact that the lead was cast around several iron nails, whose rusty remains peek through the top. A fascinating object, to be sure, and possibly rare and important. With official photo-certificate. Estimate: $150 - $225

874. Miniature lead cannon (map marker/paperweight?). 102 grams, 3" long and about ½” in diameter. A solid scale-model of a cannon, possibly a toy but more likely a marker used by a military commander to plan out his battles on a map, or something like that, as it is relatively heavy (to weigh down the paper) and appears to have seen much use (flattish on top and bottom), now with light encrustation from the water. With official photo-certificate. Estimate: $200 - $300

875. Stone stylus (sand pencil). 12.9 grams, 4" long, 3/8" wide. This piece is a bit of a mystery, as it is lightweight but appears to be stone (slate?) and has a high-pitch ring like a lead pencil, which is our best guess as to its use, for writing instructions in sand or on some sort of board, worn from use but intact, dark gray in color, very curious and possibly rare. With official photo-certificate. Estimate: $100 - $150

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC. Treasure and World Coin Auction # 4 November 2008