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Twelve Aztec Artifacts: Ex Heflin, Group A

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Twelve Aztec Artifacts: Ex Heflin, Group A
The twelve individually illustrated and priced relics in this group of twelve (AXH Nos. 64.41, 224.32, 1242H, 1405R3N1, 1407R5N3, 1415R4N3, 1427R5N1, 1428R3N2, 1488R4N3, 1630, 2348, and 2647T) were all found at Aztec sites in the Valley of Mexico in the mid-20th century by the late Dr. Allen Heflin. An amazing facet of Heflin’s work was the consistent manner in which he documented the location and date of find for virtually every one of the approximately 10,000 items in his extraordinary collection. After purchasing the collection in 1997, we mounted many hundreds of smaller pieces from that collection on easily displayed cards on which we also copied Heflin’s location and date of find information (usually noted by him in black ink on the back of each item). The artifacts were glued to the cards with water-soluble Elmer’s glue, and can be easily removed with a short soak. With many items remaining from this huge collection, we’re illustrating them in this manner in order to have as many as possible accessible for rapid viewing. Not only do we have some 200 items of similar nature from Aztec sites, but also have many from Teotihuacan, and from other pre-Aztec sites in the Valley, all mounted in similar fashion. Condition of the artifacts ranges from fragmentary to excellent, and a ruler appears on the left side of each photo for scale. The price of many of the artifacts is in the $10-$50 range, and the variety is broad. Aztec artifacts are rare, and to find them with location information is almost unheard of. These pieces offer the collector a unique opportunity to select from an inexpensive and wide variety of rare, site-specific Aztec artifacts that, once gone, will never again be matched. Select or ask any question by referring first to the Trocadero Item Number on this page, and then to our Inventory Number shown on the given photograph, usually on the lower left corner of the card. If you would like to see many of the other similarly mounted items before we offer them on this website, we’ll be glad to send you a Zip file with those remaining that we’ve photographed to date. Each item will come as shown, mounted to its card, along with a copy of the memoriam to Heflin published in the Missouri Archaeological Society Quarterly, and a map of the Valley of Mexico as it appeared at the time of the Spanish Conquest showing the great lakes that filled it (and when known, the pertinent site highlighted on that map). NOTE: if you would like to view a large number of our various listings, and at the same time limit your browsing, try our ‘TWELVE different items on a single page format’ by simply spelling out the word TWELVE in the search box. That will quickly bring up all of our listings that have twelve different items on a page, each individually priced!

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