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Old 08-06-2018, 06:10 PM
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Default Indian game ball or marble?

Found this at my place Iíve been hunting. 1820s artifacts are mixed among Indian artifacts. Is this a game ball or 1800s clay marble? Initially I thought it was 1800s, but Iím now leaning towards indian because of all the imperfections in it. I also canít tell if itís clay or local limestone 😂😂 I think itís stone, but Iím not entirely sure.
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A lot of old white man clay marbles are full of imperfections as well.

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A lot of old white man clay marbles are full of imperfections as well.
Hmm very true

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Looks like old oxidized lead
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by HannibalNectar View post
Looks like old oxidized lead
I thought it was a musketball when I first dug it up in my sieve and was super confused and weirded out when I picked it up and it wasnít 😂😂 trust me, I do know the difference there 😅😂😂 thanks tho 🙏🏼😂

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Old 08-11-2018, 11:43 PM
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This could also be from an old pottery kiln. Back when utilitarian potters would put lots of crocks, jugs, jars, etc., in their groundhog kilns, they would stack the items in the kiln and separate them with clay 'marble' balls. These would not be perfectly round, because that was not their purpose. But the kids that got them from the potter didn't care - they were free, and to the potter they were waste.
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