Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Matching Pair Of Gunther Barbed Arrowheads Found In 1970 In Siskiyou County Of Northern California

Left, these two red and tan jasper Gunther Barbed arrowheads are a matching pair found together in an apparent cache, with a number of other undamaged points, in Siskiyou County of northern California in 1970 by Pat Welch. I purchased them from Pat and her daughter, Jennifer Peterson, in 2009. The larger Gunther has a G-10 grading on the Certificate of Authenticity from Tom Davis. I expect that the second will also receive a similar grade. Additional photographs of these two Gunther Barbed arrowheads are shown below. Under different lighting conditions, you can see the variation of the colors even more clearly in the large single point photograph with the leather background.

Serrated Gunther Point From Northern California

This translucent gray obsidian serrated Gunther arrowhead (RR303) was found in Shasta County of northern California in the 1950’s and comes from the Robert Roy collection. I purchased it from Michael Knighton at, in 2009. The Certificate of Authenticity from Jeb Taylor estimates the age to be as much as 1,150 before present. The same Gunther serrated arrowhead is shown below in both front and back views.

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