Massachusetts, 17th century
A fascinating bit of history. John Slocum's wife, Eileen Gillespie Slocum traced her lineage back to the Brown family of Providence and that of Miles Standish.
4" (10.2 cm)
The John J. Slocum Collection - Newport, RIMr. Slocum (1914-1997) collected most of his antiquities while serving as US cultural attache to Egypt in the 1960s. Later, he served as Assistant to the Director of The Smithsonian, was appointed by President Reagan to the Presidential Cultural Property Advisory Committee, and was a Trustee Emeritus of the Archaeological Institute of America. He was a well-respected scholar/collector, whose medieval crusader coins were sold in a single-owner sale at Sotheby’s, London in 1997.