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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Slave badge
Slave badge Pewter slave badge produced for a servant in Charleston, S.C. It was common to counterfeit badges to avoid paying taxes, and this particular one was not issued by the city, but created in the stamped year. The face is stamped "Charleston 1862 Servant #4." Back side contains no markings.
142.
Slave badge
Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape. Face is stamped "Charleston No. 136 Mechanic 1833."
143.
Leg shackles
Leg shackles Set of iron leg shackles used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade from Africa to North America. The chains that join each cuff contain incised designs.
144.
Leg shackles
Leg shackles Set of iron leg shackles used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade from Africa to North America. The chains that join each cuff contain incised designs resembling ferns.
145.
Slave badge
Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape. Face is stamped "Charleston 1840 Servant 1869." 1840 is the year produced and 1869 signifies that it was the 1,869th "servant" badge sold that year.
146.
Leg shackles
Leg shackles Set of iron leg shackles used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade from Africa to North America. The chains that join each cuff contain incised designs.
147.
Slave badge
Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape. Face is stamped "Charleston 1847 Servant 1004."
148.
Slave badge
Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape, reading "Charleston 1845 Servant 1165."
149.
Slave badge
Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape, reading "Charleston 1851 Mechanic 74."
150.
Slave badge
Slave badge Copper slave badge imprinted "Charleston No. 261 Fruiterer 1812." The badge is a contemporary counterfeit -- "Fruiterer" is not a known occupation to be printed upon slave badges.
151.
Slave badge
Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape, reading "Charleston 20 Servant 1823." Under the date, a stamp reads "LAFA," signifying the maker, John Joseph Lafar.
152.
Slave anklet
Slave anklet Small silver identification anklet, possibly used to mark slaves with a history of escaping. Anklet contains a lock, key, and identification tag, which is blank. Manufactured by Hiatt.
153.
Sand cast trade beads
Sand cast trade beads Strand of African sand cast glass trade beads strung on raffia.
154.
Sand cast trade beads
Sand cast trade beads Strand of African sand cast glass trade beads strung on raffia.
155.
Sand cast trade beads
Sand cast trade beads Strand of African sand cast glass trade beads strung on raffia.
156.
Kaolin pipe
Kaolin pipe Kaolin pipe with the face of a young African man molded into the bowl.
157.
Kaolin pipe
Kaolin pipe Kaolin pipe with the face of an African gentleman molded into the bowl.
158.
Kaolin pipe
Kaolin pipe Kaolin pipe with a landscape scene molded into the bowl. The scene contains a multi-storied building with an arched entryway and flag flying. Origin Africa.
159.
Pistol
Pistol A pirate's powder ball boot pistol; origin unknown.
160.
Musket
Musket A musket found under the floorboards of slave quarters at Ashemeade Plantation near Jacksonville, Florida.