Pancho Villa's Silver Snake-Headed Saddle

The saddle is the last of the major artifacts of the Mexican revolutionary leader to go on sale.

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    Pancho Villa’s last saddle will come to public auction on Saturday, January 28, 2012 when it is expected to earn a quarter of a million dollars.
    High Noon
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    The saddle, made and marked by expert craftsmen, is smothered in silver-wrapped threads and boldly-domed silver conchos.
    High Noon
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    The saddle, made and marked by expert craftsmen, is smothered in silver-wrapped threads and boldly-domed silver conchos, and adorned with exquisitely crafted 3-dimensional silver snake-head. Joseph Sherwood of High Noon says, “This is the trifecta for saddles: beautiful, in great condition and historically significant.”
    High Noon
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    Pancho Villa was a revolutionary leader and General during the Mexican Revolution. His real name was Doroteo Arango.
    AP
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    A pawn shop in El Paso, Texas is selling for more than $9,000 the right index finger of Pancho Villa, one of the leading figures of the 1910-1917 Mexican Revolution.
    EFE
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