Artifacts in Polish collections made of meteoritic iron




Abstract— Only several artifacts made of meteoritic iron have been found throughout the world. The number of these artifacts is still overstated and has never been verified because museums do not allow specialists to test these objects. Until now, a few objects made of meteoritic iron were discovered in Poland. An axe from Wietrzno-Bobrka and bracelets from Częstochowa-Raków are listed as Polish meteorites—the latter ones as Częstochowa-Raków I and Częstochowa-Raków II. In my opinion, a special meteoritic category should be created for artifacts made of meteorites: meteoritic antiques or manmade artifacts of meteorites and tektite glass. Within such a category, further categorization could be made, based on the material a given meteorite is made of.