Unmarked fretless 5-string banjo, Circa 1865

This amazing banjo is unmarked, but whoever made it should have put his/her name on it.  The neck is a simple enough fretless neck with inlaid flush fret markers, but the rim is an amazing, all metal (pewter?) rim embossed with high-relief classical images.  The tension hoop is also highly embossed, and the whole banjo is like nothing I have ever seen before.

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