This FLARED BIT CELT was part of the Glenn Leesman Collection and came from either Missouri or Illinois. It is no brainer authentic and it shows nice patination. It is made from a nice Hardstone material. There is no modern damage. The bit is slightly rounded from use, but there are no chunks missing. It is 100% guaranteed authentic and is an easy one to tell. Authentic Celts of this size, with good honest history, are seldom offered for sale. This Celt displays very well and it will make an excellent addition to any authentic collection.
This collection was bought by a friend of ours and we ended up buying some of it. Most of Glenns collection is pictured in Who's Who Vol 6 and Vol 9 through pages 187 and 188. Included in the collection were some fine Illinois and Missouri projectile points and knives. There were also quite a few Axes in all styles and sizes. Everything in this group was authentic and unaltered. It is one of the cleanest collections we have sold in quite some time. Mr. Leesman worked for Caterpillar Corporation. He is a well known collector of Midwestern artifacts.
Size 7.91 inches in length. CLT3
Flared Bit Celt Missouri / Illinois Leesman Collection EB
Call us at 1-636-296-6380 to make an offer.