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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4259
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4259
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Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Fire Striker Fire Starter Cleaned 12478
Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Fire Striker Fire Starter Cleaned 12478
$39.20
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4225
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4225
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Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Fire Striker Fire Starter Cleaned 12454
Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Fire Striker Fire Starter Cleaned 12454
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RARE ROMAN IRON AX BLADE HEAD ANCIENT BATTLEFIELD WEAPON FOUND WITH ARROWHEADS
RARE ROMAN IRON AX BLADE HEAD ANCIENT BATTLEFIELD WEAPON FOUND WITH ARROWHEADS
$234.97
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4249
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4249
$15.20
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Ancient Jerusalem Israel Iron CRUCIFIXION NAIL 100AD
Ancient Jerusalem Israel Iron CRUCIFIXION NAIL 100AD
$1.00
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4246
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4246
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Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Fire Striker Fire Starter Cleaned 12461
Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Fire Striker Fire Starter Cleaned 12461
$59.20
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4241
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4241
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4254
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4254
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4239
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4239
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Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4253
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4236
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4236
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Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Fire Striker Fire Starter Cleaned 12460
Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Fire Striker Fire Starter Cleaned 12460
$23.20
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4233
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4233
$15.20
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ANCIENT IRON ARROWHEAD ROMAN CHINA RARE REF NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY 3 400 AD
ANCIENT IRON ARROWHEAD ROMAN CHINA RARE REF NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY 3 400 AD
$74.95
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Ancient Thrace Iron spear point piece length 109 mm 4 1 4 in
Ancient Thrace Iron spear point piece length 109 mm 4 1 4 in
$35.00
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Ancient Roman Byzantine Iron chisel 49mm
Ancient Roman Byzantine Iron chisel 49mm
$19.00
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LARGE ROMAN IRON ARROWHEAD SPEAR POINT 100 400 AD BATTLEFIELD USED UNIQUE
LARGE ROMAN IRON ARROWHEAD SPEAR POINT 100 400 AD BATTLEFIELD USED UNIQUE
$45.99
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4230
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4230
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Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4231
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RARE ANCIENT IRON ARROWHEAD ARCHERS BATTLE WEAPON 4 1 2 WESTERN ROMAN EMPIRE
RARE ANCIENT IRON ARROWHEAD ARCHERS BATTLE WEAPON 4 1 2 WESTERN ROMAN EMPIRE
$65.99
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Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Fire Striker Fire Starter Cleaned 12459
Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Fire Striker Fire Starter Cleaned 12459
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4022
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4022
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Rare original ancient Roman battle weapon large spear blade head artifact intact
Rare original ancient Roman battle weapon large spear blade head artifact intact
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artifact nail iron crucifixion roman ancient old antiques no egypt italy art
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artifact nail iron crucifixion roman ancient old antiques no egypt italian
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artifact nail iron crucifixion roman ancient old antique no egypt italian
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RARE ROMAN IRON KNIFE BLADE 300 500 AD Chariot Wheel pin Spike Ancient Genuine
RARE ROMAN IRON KNIFE BLADE 300 500 AD Chariot Wheel pin Spike Ancient Genuine
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4018
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4018
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Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4016
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4019
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4019
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ANCIENT IRON ARROWHEAD SPEAR POINT SUPERB CONDITION RARE FIND IN SOUTWEST ASIA
ANCIENT IRON ARROWHEAD SPEAR POINT SUPERB CONDITION RARE FIND IN SOUTWEST ASIA
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4014
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4014
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Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4015
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Ancient Roman Medieval Period Lot of 6 Old Bronze Iron Rings 99 Start
Ancient Roman Medieval Period Lot of 6 Old Bronze Iron Rings 99 Start
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4017
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4017
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Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4011
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Metal Detector Find Ancient ROMAN MEDIEVAL ARTIFACT IRON ARROWHEAD 8940
Metal Detector Find Ancient ROMAN MEDIEVAL ARTIFACT IRON ARROWHEAD 8940
$19.00
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4150
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4150
$5.00
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ROMAN to MEDIEVAL Period IRON WOOD WORKING TOOL 2818
ROMAN to MEDIEVAL Period IRON WOOD WORKING TOOL 2818
$9.00
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METAL DETECTOR FIND IRON KNIFE BLADE K3239
METAL DETECTOR FIND IRON KNIFE BLADE K3239
$9.00
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Metal Detector Find CLEANED MARKED IRON FIRE STRIKER STARTER FIRE STEEL  7954
Metal Detector Find CLEANED MARKED IRON FIRE STRIKER STARTER FIRE STEEL 7954
$29.00
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17th 18th Century Old Ancient Iron Lock Antique U9
17th 18th Century Old Ancient Iron Lock Antique U9
$19.00
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ROMAN to MEDIEVAL Period IRON ADZE HEAD   3192
ROMAN to MEDIEVAL Period IRON ADZE HEAD 3192
$49.00
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METAL DETECTOR FIND IRON KNIFE BLADE K3214
METAL DETECTOR FIND IRON KNIFE BLADE K3214
$5.00
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ROMAN to MEDIEVAL Period IRON ADZE HEAD   3196
ROMAN to MEDIEVAL Period IRON ADZE HEAD 3196
$49.00
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife K3514
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife K3514
$7.00
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Ancient Antique Viking Roman Wrought Iron Cooking Pot Kettle Hanging Vessel
Ancient Antique Viking Roman Wrought Iron Cooking Pot Kettle Hanging Vessel
$2,231.25
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Ancient Roman Iron Spearhead Artifact
Ancient Roman Iron Spearhead Artifact
$75.00
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ARMOR HELMET ROMAN CENTURION WITH HELMET LINER MEDIEVAL AND WOODEN STAND
ARMOR HELMET ROMAN CENTURION WITH HELMET LINER MEDIEVAL AND WOODEN STAND
$109.95
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ROMAN CENTURION ARMOR HELMET WITH HELMET LINER AND WOODEN STAND
ROMAN CENTURION ARMOR HELMET WITH HELMET LINER AND WOODEN STAND
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RARE ANCIENT ROMAN IRON KEY UNIQUE SWIVEL RING ARTIFACT LOCK SAFE V FINE PATINA
RARE ANCIENT ROMAN IRON KEY UNIQUE SWIVEL RING ARTIFACT LOCK SAFE V FINE PATINA
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RARE ANCIENT ROMAN BROOCH PIN OLDER IRON FULLY INTACT IN SUPERB CONDITION 1 3 AD
RARE ANCIENT ROMAN BROOCH PIN OLDER IRON FULLY INTACT IN SUPERB CONDITION 1 3 AD
$34.99
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4006
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4006
$7.20
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4005
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4005
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4002
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4002
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4035
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4035
$7.20
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Rare genuine ancient Roman JAVELIN arrowhead ballista bolt head artifact intact
Rare genuine ancient Roman JAVELIN arrowhead ballista bolt head artifact intact
$9.99
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Metal Detector Finds LOT OF IRON ARTIFACTS  6650
Metal Detector Finds LOT OF IRON ARTIFACTS 6650
$9.00
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Roman Artifact Iron Arrowhead73mm 1st 3rd century
Roman Artifact Iron Arrowhead73mm 1st 3rd century
$30.00
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Roman Artifact Iron Arrowhead78mm 1st 3rd century
Roman Artifact Iron Arrowhead78mm 1st 3rd century
$25.00
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Roman Artifact Iron Arrowhead66mm 1st 3rd century
Roman Artifact Iron Arrowhead66mm 1st 3rd century
$30.00
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Roman Artifact Iron Arrowhead85mm 1st 3rd century C
Roman Artifact Iron Arrowhead85mm 1st 3rd century C
$30.00
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4029
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4029
$7.20
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4031
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4031
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4026
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4026
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4028
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4028
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Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Fire Striker Fire Starter Cleaned 12451
Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Fire Striker Fire Starter Cleaned 12451
$23.20
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4034
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4034
$7.20
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4025
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4025
$7.20
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Roman Iron Socketed Roman Spear 1st 4th Century AD Large Southeastern Europe
Roman Iron Socketed Roman Spear 1st 4th Century AD Large Southeastern Europe
$69.00
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2 ancient 5th C antique handmade Rome Roman solid wrought iron nail nails relic
2 ancient 5th C antique handmade Rome Roman solid wrought iron nail nails relic
$42.99
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Rare original Roman battle weapon spear blade head artifact intact superb 2 C AD
Rare original Roman battle weapon spear blade head artifact intact superb 2 C AD
$245.00
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Ancient Roman Iron Spearhead Spear point c 1st 3rd Century sp11
Ancient Roman Iron Spearhead Spear point c 1st 3rd Century sp11
$15.50
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Ancient Roman Iron Spearhead Spear point c 1st 3rd Century sp3
Ancient Roman Iron Spearhead Spear point c 1st 3rd Century sp3
$17.50
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Ancient Roman Iron Spearhead Spear point c 1st 3rd Century sp2
Ancient Roman Iron Spearhead Spear point c 1st 3rd Century sp2
$14.50
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Ancient Roman Iron Spearhead Spear point c 1st 3rd Century sp4
Ancient Roman Iron Spearhead Spear point c 1st 3rd Century sp4
$17.50
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Ancient Roman Iron Spearhead Spear point c 1st 3rd Century sp25
Ancient Roman Iron Spearhead Spear point c 1st 3rd Century sp25
$17.50
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Ancient Roman Iron Spearhead Spear point c 1st 3rd Century sp17
Ancient Roman Iron Spearhead Spear point c 1st 3rd Century sp17
$20.50
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Ancient Roman Iron Spearhead Spear point c 1st 3rd Century sp19
Ancient Roman Iron Spearhead Spear point c 1st 3rd Century sp19
$18.50
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4218
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4218
$15.20
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4144
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4144
$12.00
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4142
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4142
$12.00
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4138
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4138
$12.00
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ANCIENT ROMAN IRON KEY RARE ARTIFACTS LOCKS SAFE DOOR V FINE LONG 1 3rd AD
ANCIENT ROMAN IRON KEY RARE ARTIFACTS LOCKS SAFE DOOR V FINE LONG 1 3rd AD
$99.95
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4146
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4146
$12.00
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4145
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4145
$12.00
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4153
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4153
$12.00
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4201
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4201
$15.20
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4211
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4211
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4205
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4205
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Metal Detector Find  Authentic Ancient Artifact  Iron Knife Seax Blade K4214
Metal Detector Find Authentic Ancient Artifact Iron Knife Seax Blade K4214
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Antique AD 100 100 BC Holy Land Roman Iron Nail in Shadowbox
Antique AD 100 100 BC Holy Land Roman Iron Nail in Shadowbox
$299.99
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Ancient Thrace Iron spear javelin point socketed 143 mm 5 1 2 in
Ancient Thrace Iron spear javelin point socketed 143 mm 5 1 2 in
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wahats good a website 2 go 2 if i wanna find out germanys first known inhabitants?


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Start with Wikipedia then go down to the Sources, References, & Further Reading section and check out the documentation that formed the main body of the text.

Wikipedia may only be 98% accurate but when you use the Sources, References, & Further Reading list... How can a teacher say you used Wiki?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germania

Germania
Germania was the Latin exonym[1][2] for a geographical area of land on the east bank of the River Rhine (inner Germania), which included regions of Sarmatia as well as an area under Roman control on the west bank of the Rhine. The name came into use after Julius Caesar adopted it from a Gallic term for the peoples east of the Rhine that probably meant "neighbour".[3][4]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germanic_peoples

Germanic peoples
The Germanic peoples are a historical ethno-linguistic group, originating in Northern Europe and identified by their use of the Indo-European Germanic languages which diversified out of Common Germanic in the course of the Pre-Roman Iron Age. The descendants of these peoples became the ethnic groups of North Western Europe: the Danes, Swedes, Norwegians, Faroese and Icelanders in Scandinavia, the Germans and Austrians, Dutch and Flemish on the continent, and the inhabitants of South-East Scotland, East England and South-East England in Great Britain.

Migrating Germanic peoples spread throughout Europe in Late Antiquity (AD 300-600) and the Early Middle Ages. Germanic languages became dominant along the Roman borders (Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and England), but in the rest of the (western) Roman provinces, the Germanic immigrants adopted Latin (Romance) dialects. Furthermore, all Germanic peoples were eventually Christianized to varying extents. The Germanic people played a large role in transforming the Roman empire into Medieval Europe, and they contributed in developing a common identity, history, and culture which transcended linguistic borders.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germanic_peoples#Origins

Origins - Bronze Age
Regarding the question of ethnic origins, evidence developed by archaeologists and linguists suggests that a people or group of peoples sharing a common material culture dwelt in a region defined by the Northern Bronze Age culture between 1700 BCE and 600 BCE. The Germanic tribes then inhabited southern Scandinavia, Denmark and Schleswig,[8] but subsequent Iron Age cultures of the same region, like Wessenstedt (800 to 600 BCE) and Jastorf, are also in consideration.[9] The change of Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic has been defined by the first sound shift (or Grimm's law) and must have occurred when mutually intelligible dialects or languages in a Sprachbund were still able to convey such a change to the whole region. So far it has been impossible to date this event conclusively.

The precise interaction between these peoples is not known, however, they are tied together and influenced by regional features and migration patterns linked to prehistoric cultures like Hügelgräber, Urnfield, and La Tene. A deteriorating climate in Scandinavia around 850 BCE to 760 BCE and a later and more rapid one around 650 BCE might have triggered migrations to the coast of Eastern Germany and further towards the Vistula. A contemporary northern expansion of Hallstatt drew part of this peoples into the Celtic hemisphere, including nordwestblock areas and the region of Elp culture[10] (1800 BCE to 800 BCE).

At around this time, this culture became influenced by Hallstatt techniques of how to extract bog iron from the ore in peat bogs, ushering in the Pre-Roman Iron Age.

Origins - Early Iron Age
Archeological evidence suggests a relatively uniform Germanic people were located at about 750 BCE from the Netherlands to the Vistula and in Southern Scandinavia. In the west the coastal floodplains were populated for the first time, since in adjacent higher grounds the population had increased and the soil became exhausted.[11] At about 250 BCE some expansion to the south had occurred and five general groups can be distinguished: North Germanic in southern Scandinavia, excluding Jutland; North Sea Germanic, along the North Sea and in Jutland; Rhine-Weser Germanic, along the middle Rhine and Weser; Elbe Germanic, along the middle Elbe; and East Germanic, between the middle Oder and the Vistula. This concurs with linguistic evidence pointing at the development of five linguistic groups, mutually linked into sets of two to four groups that shared linguistic innovations.[12]

This period witnessed the advent of Celtic culture of Hallstatt and La Tene signature in previous Northern Bronze Age territory, especially to the western extends. However, some proposals[13] suggest this Celtic superstrate was weak, while the general view in the Netherlands holds that this Celtic influence did not involve intrusions at all and assume fashion and a local development from Bronze Age culture.[14] It is generally accepted such a Celtic superstratum was virtually absent to the East, featuring the Germanic Wessenstedt and Jastorf cultures. The Celtic influence and contacts between Gaulish and early Germanic culture along the Rhine is assumed as the source of a number of Celtic loanwords in Proto-Germanic.

Frankenstein and Rowlands (1978), and Wells (1980) have suggested late Hallstatt trade contact to be a direct catalyst for the development of an elite class that came into existence around northeastern France, the Middle Rhine region, and adjacent Alpine regions (Collis 1984:41), culminating to new cultural developments and the advent of the classical Gaulish La Tene Culture[15] The development of La Tene culture extended to the north around 200 to 150 BCE, including the North German Plain, Denmark and Southern Scandinavia:[16]

In certain cremation graves, situated at some distance from other graves, Celtic metalwork appears: brooches and swords, together with wagons, Roman cauldrons and drinking vessels. The area of these rich graves is the same as the places where later (the first century CE) princely graves are found. A ruling class seems to have emerged, distinguished by the possession of large farms and rich gravegifts such as weapons for the men and silver objects for the women, imported earthenware and Celtic items.[17]

The first Germani in Roman ethnography cannot be clearly identified as either Germanic or Celtic in the modern ethno-linguistic sense, and it has been generally held the traditional clear cut division along the Rhine between both ethnic groups was primarily motivated by Roman politics. Caesar described the Eburones as a Germanic tribe on the Gallic side of the Rhine, and held other tribes in the neighbourhood as merely calling themselves of Germanic stock. Even though names like Eburones and Ambiorix were Celtic and, archeologically, this area shows strong Celtic influences, the problem is difficult. Some 20th century writers consider the possibility of a separate "Nordwestblock" identity of the tribes settled along the Rhine at the time, assuming the arrival of a Germanic superstrate from the 1st century BCE and a subsequent "Germanization" or language replacement through the "elite-dominance" model.[18] However, immigration of Germanic Batavians from Hessen in the northern extent of this same tribal region is, archeologically speaking, hardly noticeable and certainly did not populate an exterminated country, very unlike Tacitus suggested. Here, probably due to the local indigenous pastoral way of life, the acceptance of Roman culture turned out to be particularly slow and, contrary to expected, the indigenous culture of the previous Eburones rather seems to have absorbed the intruding (Batavian) element, thus making it very hard to define the real extents of the pre-Roman Germanic indigenous territories.[19]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-Germanic

Germanic Parent Language


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