The Headless Horseman is one of the most well-known folklores from the Middle Ages. In modern popular culture, this seemingly horrific event has been adapted countless times into cheesy feature films and even a Disney cartoon that was released in 1949 to bring the story to even younger generations. Right now, 1 oz SilverTowne Headless Horseman Silver Bars are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside individual plastic sleeves, sheets of 20 bars, or boxes of 500 bars!
- Features the Headless Horseman!
- Unique Halloween release!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- The Headless Horseman rides again on the obverse.
- A blank field is featured on the reverse.
The silver bars for sale in this product listing at Silver.com are available in brand-new condition from SilverTowne. Each 1 oz SilverTowne Headless Horseman Silver Bar comes with its own plastic sleeve. Multiples ship inside of sheets of 20 or boxes of 500 bars.
While the American folklore of the Headless Horseman from the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, there are English, Scottish, and Irish folklore that predates the American story and speaks of a Headless Horseman. Scottish folklore speaks of a man by the new of Ewen who is decapitated in a battle between clans on the Isle of Mull. Denied a chance to become a chieftain himself, Ewen and his horse are said to rise again and haunt the area of the battle. In the story, both Ewen and his horse are headless.
The Headless Horseman is featured in the obverse design of the 1 oz SilverTowne Headless Horseman Silver Bar. The horseman is showing riding against a Moon background with no head and a Jack-o-Lantern in his right hand as he rides. The idea of a Headless Horseman riding with his head in his hands dates to Irish folklore.
In Irish folklore, the dullahan is a headless, demonic fairy riding a horse and carrying his own head under his arm. The modern image of the Headless Horse combines elements of Irish folklore and Washington Irving’s American folktale of a Hessian soldier from the American Revolution riding around headless after his death in search of his head. Modern interpretations have replaced the rider’s head with a Jack-o-Lantern, just as found on the obverse side of these silver bars.
A blank field is found on the reverse of these 1 oz SilverTowne Headless Horseman Silver Bars. The reverse is left blank by SilverTowne for the purposes of custom engraving on special orders. Most batches go out with these blank fields. There are inscriptions on this face of the bar identifying the weight, purity, and metal content. You will also find an ornate wreath border.
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