Killed in battle. Buried without his head. Doomed to ride the Earth for eternity in search of his missing head. The Headless Horseman has become associated with Halloween in modern America, but is rooted in both folklore from the Middle Ages in the British Isles and in early-19th century America. Today, you have the opportunity to buy 1 oz Silver Headless Horseman Bars online at Provident Metals.
Folktales speaking of a headless horseman haunting areas or terrorizing villagers date to the Middles Ages in England, Scotland, and Ireland. Irish folklore speaks of a terrorizing figure known as Dullahan who rides headless on a horse with his own head under his arm. He wields a whip made from a human spine and when he calls out a name, that person immediately dies.
On the obverse side of the 1 oz Silver Headless Horseman Bars is an image of a Halloween-themed Headless Horseman on his midnight ride. The Headless Horseman is riding as fast as he can on his horse with a Jack-o-Lantern in his right hand as he rides. The moon is featured in the background field with ghoulish text that reads Happy Halloween.
The reverse field of 1 oz Silver Headless Horseman Bars is blank. SilverTowne Mint leaves this field blank for custom engraving and these items arrive with that same blank field. There are wreath bundles on either side of the blank design field with an inscription of One Ounce above and .999 Fine Silver. In the lower-right corner, you will notice the SilverTowne pick ax logo.
Tales of headless riders in Ireland, Scotland, and England influenced a later tale from American author Washington Irving. He wrote the short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in 1820. Set during the American Revolution, a Hessian rider is decapitated at the Battle of White Plains in 1776 and quickly buried by his comrades, without his head. Legend has it he rises from the dead each year as a malevolent ghost riding around in search of his lost head. He is said to wield a Jack-o-Lantern as a replacement for his missing head or even a weapon. In the modern era, retellings of the story suggest the Headless Horseman rides on Halloween in search of his head. Historically speaking, the Battle of White Plains took place around the same time of year.
1 oz Silver Headless Horseman Bars are available to you in brand-new condition from Provident Metals and come with individual protective plastic sleeves.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Diameter||50 x 29 mm|
|Product Series||SilverTowne Halloween|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Dimensions||50 x 29 x 2.5 mm|