Thursday, May 24, 2012





Last week at FAS Annette Snapp, director of the Southwest FPAN Center, showed me photos of this artifact. Aha, a true WIIW mystery!



WHAT IS IT???

More from Annette:


This artifact was found in the mangroves by a local resident who was fishing south of Marco Island in the Cape Romano area.  It is metal, but it is not magnetic.  The green patina suggests something perhaps with copper in it.  By weight it is pretty heavy and the ferrule end has two holes punctured through it apparently to attach it to a wooden handle.


text: Sarah Miller, FPAN staff
image: Annette Snapp, FPAN staff

3 Responses so far.

  1. Mike says:

    Looks like an Old World bronze or iron age dagger.

  2. Debby says:

    Could it be a SS spear point flag pole topper? Kinda reminds me of the tops of German helmets.

  3. Debby says:

    Could it be a SS spear point flag pole topper? Kinda reminds me of the tops of German helmets.

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