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This page contains Native American Indian "decorative" and ornamental relics made from bone, shell and stone materials. This includes bannerstones as well as gorgets.
Please Note: For more bone and shell items which were specifically used as necklaces, please see our "Indian beads" page. For bone items used as weapons, such as Harpoons, bone arrowheads as well as bone tool items, such as Wedges, Awls and Pressure flaking tools, please see our Bone Tools pages.
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Item: Type: Large Drilled Clamshell Disk Gaming Token Provenance: Price
GBBO13 An extremely rare, fairly large and thick highly polished pismo clamshell disk gaming token Recovered from the ancient Lake Buena Vista 850.00
which was anciently drilled in it's center. This specimen is a gorgeous museum grade example site in Kern County, California having the
of this California specific artifact, and is among the rarest of the rare shell materials in the region Archaeological designation of Ker-450
of it's origin. Attributed to the Yokut tribe, this would be a shell collector's "crown jewel"
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Item: Type: Large Drilled, Incised Clamshell Disk Gaming Token Provenance: Price
GBBO14 An extremely rare, fairly large and thick highly polished pismo clamshell disk gaming token Recovered from the ancient Lake Buena Vista 1500.00
which was anciently drilled in it's center and which has very detailed incised patterns along site in Kern County, California having the
it's edges. This specimen is a gorgeous museum grade example of this California specific Archaeological designation of Ker-450
artifact, and is among the rarest of the rare shell materials in the region of it's origin.
Attributed to the Yokut tribe, this would be a shell collector's "crown jewel"
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Item: Type: Large Drilled, Incised Clamshell Disk Gaming Token Provenance: Price
GBBO15 An extremely rare, fairly large and thick highly polished pismo clamshell disk gaming Recovered from the ancient Lake Buena Vista 1400.00
token which was anciently drilled in it's center and which has very detailed incised site in Kern County, California having the
patterns along it's edges. This specimen is a gorgeous museum grade example of this Archaeological designation of Ker-450
California specific artifact, and is among the rarest of the rare shell materials in the region
of it's origin. Attributed to the Yokut tribe, this would be a shell collector's "crown jewel"
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Item: Type: Large Drilled, Incised Clamshell Disk Gaming Token Provenance: Price
GBBO16 An extremely rare, fairly large and thick highly polished pismo clamshell disk gaming token Recovered from the ancient Lake Buena Vista 1600.00
which was anciently drilled in it's center and which has very detailed incised patterns along site in Kern County, California having the
it's edges. This specimen is a gorgeous museum grade example of this California specific Archaeological designation of Ker-450
artifact, and is among the rarest of the rare shell materials in the region of it's origin.
Attributed to the Yokut tribe, this would be a shell collector's "crown jewel"
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Item: Type: Large Drilled Clamshell Bi-Pointed Breastplate Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO17 An extremely rare, fairly large and thick highly polished pismo clamshell Bi-Pointed Recovered from the ancient Lake Buena Vista 1200.00
Breastplate Pendant which was anciently drilled through and through from pointed tip site in Kern County, California having the
to pointed tip. This specimen is a gorgeous museum grade example of this California Archaeological designation of Ker-450
specific artifact, and is among the rarest of the rare shell materials in the region of it's
origin. Attributed to the Yokut tribe, this would be a great shell collector's center piece
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Item: Type: Large Rectangular Drilled Steatite Gorget Provenance: Price
GBBO18 An extremely rare, fairly large and thick polished steatite Gorget which was Recovered from the ancient Lake Buena Vista 950.00
anciently drilled at each of it's 4 rounded corners. This specimen is a gorgeous site in Kern County, California having the
museum grade example of this California specific artifact, and is among the rarest Archaeological designation of Ker-450
of the rare steatite materials in the region of it's origin. Attributed to the Yokut
tribe, this would make a great addition to any West Coast collection

RARE Californian Abalone Shell Pendants recovered by S. A. Martine
The following listings of 53 Rare Abalone Shell Pendants were all found by S. A. Martine of the Credit Department of the Newspaper, the Sacramento Bee during the mid-1930's to early 1940's.
In an article about Mr. Martine and his discoveries, published in a June 1949 Sacramento Bee article, it mentions how Mr. Martine dug approximately 63 ancient village site mounds in the
Sacramento valley and recorded all of his findings. A copy of this article will be included with any purchase of these exquisite and most colorful pendants. Included in this nice run of Abalone shell
pendant offerings are some very rare forms, such as the "shield" or "anchor" forms, "key" forms and other quite unique shapes as well. Also offered from this old-time collection is a very nice run
of "Miniature" Abalone shell pendants, all of which are very rare and seldom offered for sale anywhere.

 

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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO19 A very rare and highly colorful medium-sized rectangular Abalone Shell Pendant which is Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 250.00
in perfect museum grade condition. It was drilled through and through on either end with Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
additional "decorative" drilling patterns to side A along it's edges. Just a choice piece
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO20 A gorgeous and very rare and highly colorful medium-sized iridescent Abalone Disc Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the Sacramento 350.00
Shell Pendant which is in perfect museum grade condition. It's a round pendant having Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
a single suspension hole and was most likely a centerpiece for a native's necklace Recovered from Mound number 50 in 1940. This mound is
described in Mr. Martine's logbook as being called "Sierra Oaks"
Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. located on Folsom Blvd in Sacramento County, California
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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone Pentagonal "Anchor" Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO21 A very rare and highly colorful medium-sized iridescent drilled pentagonal ("Anchor" Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 500.00
form) Abalone Shell Pendant which is in perfect museum grade condition. It has 2 Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
suspension holes, indicating that it was most likely the centerpiece of a necklace and
it's rainbow iridescent colors are simply striking. This is one of the best pieces from
this old-time and important shell pendant collection
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone Pentagonal Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO22 A very rare and highly colorful drilled pentagonal "Anchor" or "Shield Form" Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the Sacramento 350.00
medium-sized iridescent Abalone Shell Pendant which is in perfect museum Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
grade condition. It has 2 suspension holes, indicating that it was most likely the
centerpiece of a necklace and it's rainbow iridescent colors are simply striking
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone Pentagonal Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO23 A very rare and highly colorful drilled pentagonal "Anchor" or "Shield Form" medium- Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 600.00
sized iridescent Abalone Shell Pendant which is in perfect museum grade condition. It Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
has 2 suspension holes, indicating that it was most likely the centerpiece of a necklace
and it's rainbow iridescent colors are simply striking. In my own opinion, this one is
THE BEST piece of this old-time and important shell pendant collection
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone Disc Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO24 A very rare and highly colorful medium-sized Abalone Disc Shell Pendant which is in Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 85.00
excellent condition. It has a single drilled suspension hole and very interesting, intricate Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
serrated edge work. It also has an excessive amount of asphaltum residue on it's
surfaces, where it was most likely attached or "glued" to another larger decorative item
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone Shell "Horned" Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO25 A very rare form and highly colorful medium-sized iridescent Abalone Shell Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 500.00
"Horned" Pendant which is in excellent museum grade condition. It has 3 drilled Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
holes and just gorgeous iridescent rainbow colors. A very choice piece. Recovered from Mound number 29 in December 1937. This mound
is described in Mr. Martine's logbook as being located on the
Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Eichenberger Ranch in Sacramento county on the Cosumnes River
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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone Disc Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO26 A very rare and highly colorful large-sized iridescent Abalone Shell Disc Pendant which Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 325.00
is in very good condition. It has a single suspension hole, scored etching edge work., Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
great iridescent rainbow colors and asphaltum residue from being mounted (glued) to a Recovered from Mound number 15 in January 1936. This mound is
larger decorative item and sadly has slight ancient edge nicks to one side. (left side in described in Mr. Martine's logbook as being located at Wonder on the old
photo 3) Despite this slight flaw, it is still an extremely rare and collectible item and is Routier Ranch about 10 miles from Sacramento on Folsom Blvd.
one of the best pieces in this old-time and important abalone shell pendant collection
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone Shell "Horned" Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO27 A very rare and highly colorful large-sized iridescent Abalone Shell "Inverted Horned" Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 750.00
Pendant which has the "horns" turned inwards. It's an impressive piece with Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
unbelievable iridescent rainbow coloring in superior condition for it's age. It retains the Recovered from Mound number 10. This mound is described in Mr.
original shell's outer layers on side B and has slight ancient nicking to one edge as well Martine's logbook as being located near Rocklin, California in Placer
as to one side at the top. (both left side in photo 2) Still an extremely rare and desirable County approximately 22 miles from Sacramento, California
"centerpiece" for all you shell collectors out there, and in my own personal opinion, one
of the best pieces in this old-time and important abalone shell pendant collection
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Triangular Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO28 A very rare and highly colorful iridescent triangular Abalone Shell Pendant which is in perfect Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 225.00
museum grade condition. It has a single drilled suspension hole and retains remnants of the Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
abalone shell's outer layers on side B. A superior specimen in the world of abalone shell pendants
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone Disc Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO29 A very rare and highly colorful medium-sized iridescent Abalone Disc Shell Pendant which Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 275.00
is in near-perfect museum grade condition. It has 2 drilled suspension holes, one of which Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
is open-ended from ancient usage wear. All along it's outer edge on side A it has a ring of
drilled circular surface decorative patterns, which don't pierce through the pendant, as
intended by it's maker. A superior piece which retains asphaltum residue on side A
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone Rectangular Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO30 A very rare and highly colorful medium-sized iridescent Abalone Rectangular Shell Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 125.00
Pendant which has a single drilled suspension hole in one corner. The basal section Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
shows ancient chipping where a second suspension hole "might" have been. It retains
sections of the outer layer of the abalone shell on side B and shows decorative
serrated-style scoring all along the 2 longer edges. A very nice item
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO31 A very rare and highly colorful iridescent Abalone Shell Pendant which has a single Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 150.00
suspension hole and 5 drilled circular, decorative patterns along it's bottom edge Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
on side A. It retains remnants of the abalone shell's outer surface on side B and Recovered from Mound number 16 in 1934,
also has asphaltum residue near the bottom on side B. It shows slight chipping to Sacramento County, California
one corner at it's top (left corner in photo 2), but is otherwise "all there"
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO32 Now this one reminds me of the "ghosts" from the old pac-man game... A very rare Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 165.00
and highly colorful medium-sized iridescent Abalone Shell Pendant which has 2 Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California. 2/2 ON-HOLD ds
drilled suspension holes. It's in superior condition and is a very nice specimen Recovered from Mound number 30 in 1938. This mound is described in
Mr. Martine's logbook as being located on the Luke Howe Ranch in
Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Sacramento County, 1 mile south of the Riverside Baths
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Item: Type: Drilled Rectangular Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO33 A very rare and highly colorful rectangular iridescent Abalone Shell Pendant which Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 50.00
has a single drilled suspension hole. It has decorative serrated-style score marks all Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
around its edges and sadly shows ancient chipping to the top of one edge (right side Recovered from Mound number 26 in December 1941. This mound is
in photo 2) and is priced accordingly described in Mr. Martine's logbook as being located on the Sousa and Lewis
Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Ranch near Sacramento, California
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Item: Type: Drilled "Straight Razor" Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO34 A very rare and highly colorful large-sized, curved rectangular, straight-razor shaped Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 350.00
iridescent Abalone Shell Pendant which is in perfect museum grade condition. It has 2 Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.  
drilled suspension holes at either end and has attractively "scored" serrated edge work. Recovered from Mound number 50 in 1941. This mound is described in
This is one of the best pieces in this old-time and important abalone shell pendant collection Mr. Martine's logbook as being located in Sierra Oaks on Folsom Blvd.,
Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Sacramento County, California
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Item: Type: Drilled Rectangular Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO35 A very rare and highly colorful medium-sized rainbow iridescent Abalone Shell Pendant Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 350.00
which has 3 drilled suspension holes and intricate serrated edge-work scoring. It shows Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
slight ancient nicking to the edge of one corner (right corner in photo 2) and retains
interesting remnants of the abalone shell's outer layers on side B. This beauty is one of
the most colorful pieces in this old-time and important abalone shell pendant collection
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Mica Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO36 A very rare, thin and delicate iridescent mica drilled Pendant which has a single Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 150.00
drilled suspension hold. The form of this one is not very uniform, and how ANY of Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
the pendants made from this material survived the ages of weathering is beyond Recovered from Mound number 16 in Sacramento County, California
me, simply because of the many layered and ultra-fragile "flaking traits" of this host
material, which makes pendants of this material all the more rare. This is one of the
best Mica pendants in this old-time and important pendant collection
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Mica Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO37 A very rare, thin and delicate iridescent mica drilled Pendant which has a single drilled Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 75.00
suspension hold. The form of this one is not very uniform, and how ANY of the pendants Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
made from this material survived the ages of weathering is beyond me, simply because of Recovered from Mound number 16 in Sacramento County, California
the many layered and ultra-fragile "flaking traits" of this host material, which makes
pendants of this material all the more rare. Quite a fascinating and unique ancient pendant
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Disc Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO38 A very nice, small-sized rare rainbow colored Abalone Disc Shell Pendant Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 175.00
which has a single drilled suspension hole and which is in excellent condition Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
Recovered from Mound number 30 . This mound is described in Mr.
Martine's logbook as being located on the Luke Howe Ranch in
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Sacramento County, 1 mile south of the Riverside Baths
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Item: Type: Drilled Disc Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO39 A very nice, small-sized rare rainbow colored Abalone Disc Shell Pendant Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 135.00
which has a single drilled suspension hole and which is in superior condition Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
Recovered from Mound number 6 in March 1936. This mound is
described in Mr. Martine's logbook as being located on the
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Bennet National Land company, Sacramento County, California
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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone Disc Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO40 A very rare and colorful small-sized oval disc shaped Abalone Shell Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 75.00
Pendant which has a single drilled suspension hole. It's normally vibrant Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
rainbow coloring is quite subdued due to aging Recovered from Mound number 26 in 1934. This mound is
described in Mr. Martine's logbook as being located on the
Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Sousa and Lewis Ranch near Sacramento, California
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Item: Type: Drilled Disc Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO41 A quite attractive, very rare and highly colorful small-sized Disc rainbow colored, iridescent Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 85.00
Abalone Shell Pendant which is a tad rough along it's bottom edge, priced accordingly Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
Recovered from Mound number 36 in December 1938. This mound
is described in Mr. Martine's logbook as being located on Fessler
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Ranch, Sacramento County, California east of the Slough house
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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO42 A very rare and highly colorful small-sized iridescent rectangular Abalone Shell Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 150.00
Pendant which has a single suspension hole and decorative score marks to it's edges. Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
The edges are slightly rough, but this one is pretty much "all there". An attractive piece Recovered from Mound number 16 in Sacramento County, California
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Mica Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO43 A very rare, small and delicate drilled mica Pendant Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 75.00
which has a single drilled suspension hole. Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Recovered from Mound number 16 in Sacramento County, California
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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone Disc Shell Pendant / Bead Provenance: Price
GBBO44 A very rare and highly colorful very small-sized Abalone Disc Shell Pendant Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 85.00
which has a single hole drilled in it's center and which is in perfect condition Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO45 A very rare and highly colorful small-sized iridescent Disc Abalone Shell Pendant Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 130.00
which has a single drilled suspension hole with slight decorative score marks along Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
it's edges. This beauty is in perfect condition and has superior rainbow coloring Recovered from Mound number 8 in March 1939. This
mound is described in Mr. Martine's logbook as being
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. located in Hollister, Sacramento County, California
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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO46 A very small and rare and highly colorful iridescent Abalone Shell Pendant Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 200.00
which is in perfect museum grade condition. It has two drilled suspension Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
holes and is quite an unusual piece having a unique form Recovered from Mound number 24. This mound is described in
Mr. Martine's logbook as being located on the Dresher Ranch in
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Sacramento County, California
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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO47 A very rare and highly colorful small-sized triangular iridescent Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 110.00
Abalone Shell Pendant which is in very good condition. It has 2 Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
drilled suspension holes, one at each end of the pendant Recovered from Mound number 15-2. This mound is described in
Mr. Martine's logbook as being located at Wonder on the old
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Routier Ranch about 10 miles from Sacramento on Folsom Blvd.
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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone "Anchor" Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO48 A very rare and highly colorful small-sized iridescent Abalone Shell Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 150.00
"Anchor" or "Shield Form" Pendant which is in excellent condition Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
Recovered from Mound number 15-2. This mound is described
in Mr. Martine's logbook as being located at Wonder on the old
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Routier Ranch about 10 miles from Sacramento on Folsom Blvd.
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Item: Type: Drilled Rectangular Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO49 A very rare and highly colorful small-sized rectangular iridescent Abalone Shell Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 110.00
Pendant which has 2 drilled suspension holes and serrated decorative edge Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
work. The top edge is a little bit ragged from normal weathering over the ages. Recovered from Mound number 24. This mound is described in
Still a great piece having superior rainbow colors Mr. Martine's logbook as being located on the Dresher Ranch in
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Sacramento County, California
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Item: Type: Drilled "Shield" Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO50 A very small and rare, highly colorful iridescent Abalone Shell "Anchor" or "Shield Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 165.00
Form" Pendant which is in excellent condition. This is a rare form for Abalone Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
shell pendants, and we haven't had the privilege to handle very many of these Recovered from Mound number 15-2. This mound is described in
Mr. Martine's logbook as being located at Wonder on the old
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Routier Ranch about 10 miles from Sacramento on Folsom Blvd.
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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO51 A very rare and highly colorful small-sized iridescent Abalone Shell Pendant which Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 165.00
has a single drilled suspension hole and which is in perfect museum grade condition Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Oval Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO52 A very rare, unusual and highly colorful small-sized iridescent oval-shaped Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 125.00
Abalone Shell Pendant. It has 2 drilled suspension holes and finer drilled circular Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
patterns along a single edge. Quite a nice piece with great rainbow colors Recovered from Mound number 16 in Sacramento County, California
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Miniature "Key Form" Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO53 An ultra-rare and highly colorful miniature iridescent "Key Form" Abalone Shell Pendant Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 250.00
which is in excellent condition. It has a single drilled suspension hole and decorative Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
score marks around the top edges. Key Form pendants are among the rarest of the rare Recovered from Mound number 24. This mound is described in
Mr. Martine's logbook as being located on the Dresher Ranch
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. in Sacramento County, California
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Item: Type: Drilled Rectangular Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO54 A fairly rare and highly colorful small-sized rectangular iridescent Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 50.00
Abalone Shell Pendant which has a single suspension hole and Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
decorative score marks along it's edges.
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Miniature Oval-shaped Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO55 A very rare, delicate and highly colorful miniature iridescent Abalone Shell Oval- Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 120.00
shaped Pendant which is in superior condition. It has 2 drilled suspension holes and Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
very slight decorative serrated edge work. It's rainbow colors are quite striking Recovered from Mound number 24. This mound is described in
Mr. Martine's logbook as being located on the Dresher Ranch in
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Sacramento County, California
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Item: Type: Drilled Miniature Oval-shaped Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO56 A rare and highly colorful miniature oval-shaped iridescent Abalone Shell Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 120.00
Pendant which has 2 drilled suspension holes and 2 decorative drilled circular Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
patterns to either side of the suspension holes. A most colorful piece Recovered from Mound number 27. This mound is described in Mr.
Martine's logbook as being located on Core Ranch, 22 miles from
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Sacramento, California near Tree mound
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Item: Type: Drilled Miniature Disc Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO57 A very rare and highly colorful miniature iridescent Abalone Shell Pendant which Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 150.00
has 2 drilled suspension holes and additional drilled decorative circular patterns Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
to either side of the suspension holes. A great piece with nice rainbow colors. Recovered from Mound number 16 in Sacramento County, California
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO58 A very rare, delicate and highly colorful small-sized Abalone Shell Pendant which has a Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 110.00
single drilled suspension hole and decorative serrated edge work. along it's bottom edge. Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled "Claw Form" Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO59 A quite rare and highly colorful small-sized "Claw Form" Abalone Shell Pendant Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 110.00
which has 2 drilled suspension holes. This one appear to have been made from Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
the outer edge of the parent abalone shell and is quite a nice piece Recovered from Mound number 14 in November 1935. This mound
is described in Mr. Martine's logbook as being located on Willow on
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. the Nicolause Ranch south of Franklyn
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Item: Type: Drilled Miniature "Shield" Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO60 A very rare and highly colorful miniature Abalone Shell "Anchor" or Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 125.00
"Shield Form" Pendant which is in excellent condition. It has a single Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
drilled suspension hole and it's rainbow coloration is superior Recovered from Mound number 13. This mound is described in
Mr. Martine's logbook as being located in Thistle on the
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Woodward Ranch near Sheldon, California
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Item: Type: Drilled Triangular Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO61 A very rare and highly colorful small-sized Triangular iridescent Abalone Shell Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 120.00
Pendant which is in excellent condition. It has a single drilled suspension hole and Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
2 drilled circular decorative patterns at it's basal edge. A very nice specimen Recovered from Mound number 20. This mound is described in
Mr. Martine's logbook as being located on the Goethe Ranch near
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Sheldon, Sacramento County, California
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Item: Type: Drilled Miniature Oval-shaped Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO62 An exceptional, very rare and highly colorful miniature oval-shaped iridescent Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 130.00
Abalone Shell Pendant which is in good condition. It has a single drilled Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
suspension hole with very fine serrated decorative edge work. The bottom edge Recovered from Mound number 8 in March 1939. This mound is
shows very slight ancient "chipping", most likely caused by weathering described in Mr. Martine's logbook as being located in Hollister,
throughout the ages. A highly desirable piece having superior rainbow colors Sacramento County, California
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Square Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO63 A very rare and highly colorful miniature Square Abalone Shell Pendant which Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 50.00
has a single drilled suspension hole in it's center. One face shows nice rainbow Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
coloration with the other face being quite plain
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Curved Disc Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO64 A very rare and highly colorful miniature Curved Disc Abalone Shell Pendant which Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 175.00
is in superior condition. It has 2 drilled suspension holes, one of which is "open Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
ended" from weathering through many ages. It also has an array of decorative drilled Recovered from Mound number 16 in Sacramento County, California
circular patterns surrounding it's edges, and how the native maker managed to do
these without breaking the pendant is beyond my comprehension. A superior piece
showing great craftsmanship and highly attractive rainbow coloration
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Square Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO65 A very rare and highly colorful miniature Square Abalone Shell Pendant Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 100.00
which has 2 drilled suspension holes and gorgeous rainbow hues. Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
Recovered from Mound number 1. This mound is described in Mr. Martine's
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. logbook as being located on the Nicolauson Ranch in Sacramento County, California
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Item: Type: Drilled Abalone "Anchor" Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO66 One of the best of the best! A very striking, rare and highly colorful iridescent Abalone Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 300.00
Shell Anchor, or "Shield" form pendant having 2 drilled suspension holes and very fine Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
decorative score marks to it's edges. The ancient artisan of this piece made a very special Recovered from Mound number 16 in Sacramento County, California
"extra effort" to process both faces in order to uncover the natural rainbow coloring of the
host abalone shell on both sides. (something which is almost never done) This beauty is in
perfect museum grade condition, and is one of the rarer forms for abalone shell pendants
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Rectangular Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO67 A very rare and highly colorful small-sized rectangular Abalone Shell Pendant which Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 150.00
is in excellent condition. It has 2 drilled suspension holes and a number of additional Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
drilled decorative circular patterns on side A. It's rainbow coloration is superior, and, Recovered from Mound number 27 in 1937. This mound is
truth be told, in regards to it's beauty, the photos don't do this one justice described in Mr. Martine's logbook as being located on the Core
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Ranch, 22 miles from Sacramento, California near Tree mound
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Item: Type: Drilled Rectangular Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO68 A very rare and highly colorful miniature Rectangular Abalone Shell Pendant which Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 110.00
has 2 drilled suspension holes and an additional array of drilled decorative circular Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
patterns along it's bottom edge. The top edge is just slightly rough, owing to natural Recovered from Mound number 16 in Sacramento County, California
aging, but all in all, this one's in superior condition with outstanding rainbow colors
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled "Comb" Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO69 A very rare and highly colorful miniature "Comb" Abalone Shell Pendant Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 175.00
which has 2 drilled suspension holes on either end and intricate decorative Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
score marks along a single edge, giving this piece the resemblance to a
"Comb". It's in superior condition and as a "miniature" piece, is quite rare
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Drilled Rectangular Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO70 A very rare and extremely thin and delicate rectangular Abalone Shell Pendant which Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 110.00
has 4 drilled suspension holes. It's made from a normally very colorful shell material, Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
but it's rainbow colors are greatly subdued owing to surface patina from the ages. Recovered from Mound number 6 in 1939. This mound is
described in Mr. Martine's logbook as being located on the
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Bennet National Land company, Sacramento County, California
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Item: Type: Drilled "Spike" Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO71 A very rare miniature "Spike" drilled Abalone Shell pendant which has a single Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 175.00
drilled suspension hole and which was "finished" on both faces in order to bring Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
out the colorful rainbow on each face. This beauty is in perfect condition and is Recovered from Mound number 15. This mound is described in Mr.
one of the more rare forms for abalone shell pendants. Martine's logbook as being located at Wonder on the old Routier
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D. Ranch about 10 miles from Sacramento on Folsom Blvd.
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Item: Type: Drilled "Claw Form" Abalone Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
GBBO72 A quite rare and highly colorful small-sized "Claw Form" Abalone Shell Pendant Found by S. A. Martine at an ancient village site in the 130.00
which has a single drilled suspension hole. This one appear to have been made Sacramento Valley, within 40 miles of Sacramento, California.
from the outer edge of the parent abalone shell and is quite a nice piece. It has Recovered from Mound number 16 in Sacramento County, California
decorative score marks to it's edges, but is missing a small section from one edge,
as indicated by the yellow bracket in photo 3, due to weathering over the ages.
  Era: Late Horizon, 900 to 1500 A.D.
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Item: Type: Clam Shell Pendant Provenance: Price
JCBO6 A highly unusual drilled Clam Shell Pendant which is as perfect Recovered from 45.00
as the day it was made with no damage whatsoever. Washoe Co., NV
  Era: Developmental Phase - 700 to 1,600 years old
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Item: Type: Drilled Bone Pendant Provenance: Price
JCBO7 A highly polished and very scarce oval-shaped drilled fossilized Bone Pendant which Recovered from 200.00
is in absolutely perfect condition. It has 2 drilled "decorative" circles on side B, which Washoe Co., NV
weren't drilled entirely through the piece, intentionally. Quite a scarce, unique piece
  Era: Developmental Phase - 700 to 1,600 years old

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Item: Type: Drilled Canine Pendant Provenance: Price
BO176 An exceptional and quite scarce drilled Canine Pendant in excellent Recovered from Los Banos, 125.00
condition. From the Yokut tribe of Southern California Southern California 65.00
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Item: Type: Bone Tube Bead Provenance: Price
BO178 A nice, polished bird bone tube bead in excellent condition. Recovered from West Texas (NFI) 20.00

 

 

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