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This is a list of all of the Antiquities that are found in the Western Skyrim.

ON-icon-minor adornment-Horn Amulet.png Name Nord Scrimshaw Pendant Value 250
Gabrielle Benele
A handsome piece! Horker-tusk ivory, if I'm not mistaken. Nord ivory-hunters waiting for the sea-ice to thaw often passed the time by carving small toys and trinkets for their sweethearts. The weathered runes probably commemorate a loved one.
Ugron gro-Thumog
The small figures depicted in the design have bared weapons, so I doubt that this was some lonely hunter's love-token. More likely, the runes were meant as a charm or prayer for protection in battle. A shame they are too worn to make out clearly.
Reginus Buca
You're half-right, Ugron. The bared weapons in the design tell us that this pendant depicts a scene of conflict. But no self-respecting Nord warrior would seek magical advantage in battle. No, this image commemorates an old warrior's victories.
Type Treasure
Difficulty Intermediate
‎‎Lead
  • Accessible by default
ON-icon-body marking-Dwemer Body Marking.png Name Dwemer Body Marking Value N/A
Amalien
I love the Dwarves dearly, but the word narcissistic hardly captures the brazen vanity of their culture. They adorned practically everything with stylized faces that presumably match their own. This vivid tattoo follows that theme brilliantly.
Type Body Markings (view collectible)
Difficulty Intermediate
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-head marking-Dwemer Face Marking.png Name Dwemer Face Marking Value N/A
Verita Numida
A simple design, but one imbued with great symbolic importance. We rarely find a Dwarven pillar, forge, or animunculus that lacks a bearded face. I think we can safely infer that such facial ornamentation conveyed a sense of skill, wisdom, or authority.
Type Head Markings (view collectible)
Difficulty Intermediate
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-stolen-Horn.png Name Silvered Nord Drinking Horn Value 1,000
Amalien
The silver filigree clearly show that this horn belonged to an important thane. I don't recognize this ivory, though. A horn from a supernatural beast such as a dragon might confer magical strength or good fortune on any who imbibe from it!
Verita Numida
Dragon-horn is too rare a commodity to serve as some Nord's lucky mead-cup. Still, the silver chasing on this piece is exceptional. In my estimation, this is an early 1E 22nd-century funerary piece commissioned for a jarl's burial.
Reginus Buca
Could this horn have belonged to Jarl Vundarr Openhand of Hjaalmarch? The skalds of his day composed songs about his wealth and generosity. He was said to have been buried with a king's ransom in barrow-treasure.
Type Treasure
Difficulty Intermediate
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-body marking-Ysgramor's Chosen Body Marking.png Name Ysgramor's Chosen Body Marking Value N/A
Amalien
The skalds say that Ysgramor and his companions were the first to wear the blue war-paint so many Nords still favor today. Supposedly Ysgramor slew so many frost giants that he was covered in their blue blood. The rest of his foes fled the field!
Type Body Markings (view collectible)
Difficulty Intermediate
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-head marking-Ysgramor's Chosen Face Marking.png Name Ysgramor's Chosen Face Marking Value N/A
Ugron gro-Thumog
An important discovery! No one remembered what markings Ysgramor and his Five Hundred Companions wore on their faces. The spiral designs are symbols of death. The Atmorans wore them to show that they sought a glorious end in battle!
Type Head Markings (view collectible)
Difficulty Intermediate
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-major adornment-Companion's Coronet.png Name Companion's Coronet Value N/A
Verita Numida
When Ysgramor set sail from Atmora to avenge the Night of Tears, he sent out a call for warriors to join him. Those who answered his call won everlasting renown as the Five Hundred Companions. One of those mighty heroes likely wore this very headpiece!
Type Major Adornments (view collectible)
Difficulty Advanced
‎‎Lead
  • From "Atmoran Tablet" in the High King Svargrim's Chamber in the Blue Palace
ON-icon-major adornment-Dwemer Crown.png Name Dwemer Crown Value N/A
Ugron gro-Thumog
An excellent example of Dwemer craftsmanship. The geometric etchings likely symbolize wisdom and authority; the white stones, nobility. This crown would have been worn by a Dwarven architect or other high ranking artisan.
Type Major Adornments (view collectible)
Difficulty Advanced
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-style material-Dwemer Scrap.png Name Inclined Dwarven Paneling Value N/A
Amalien
Judging by the minor scrapes I see, these metal plates overlay each other, forming what might be a neck? Odd, considering Dwarves prided themselves on precision. Someone must have attempted to reassemble it, only to fail.
Type Mount Fragment (Ebon Dwarven Wolf)
Difficulty Advanced
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-stolen-Plate.png Name King's Belt Plate Value 5,000
Verita Numida
The belt or girdle of a Nord king is nearly as important as his crown. It symbolizes strength, vitality, martial prowess, and of course wealth. The sheer magnificence of this huge gold buckle indicates that it was part of a king's regalia in the early decades of the First Nordic Empire. Look, here, you can see the depiction of victory over the Dragon Cult, and here you can see the very first Moot of the Nords, which King Harald summoned to his mead-hall sometime around 1E 184. Extraordinary!
Type Treasure
Difficulty Advanced
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-furniture-Seat of the Snow Prince.png Name Seat of the Snow Prince Value N/A
Amalien
If I didn't know any better, I'd say this chair is of Snow Elf make. What a remarkable find! Icy stone would have been murder on the bum, but I suppose any cushioning would have disintegrated over the ages.
Reginus Buca
It really makes one wonder how these children of the Aldmer managed the cold. The South Eltheric Ocean is hardly a frigid wasteland. In any event, this seat looks fit for royalty. A prince or high-ranking cleric perhaps?
Ugron gro-Thumog
Truth is, we know next to nothing about the Snow Elves' governmental structure, because Ysgramor and his companions wiped the slate clean during their invasion. The Atmorans weren't all that clever, but they were certainly thorough.
Type Furniture (view furnishing)
Difficulty Advanced
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-furniture-Font of Auri-El.png Name Font of Auri-El Value N/A
Reginus Buca
This architecture looks Elven, certainly, but the silhouette and the stone clearly differ from that of the Ayleids, Dwarves, Chimer and other mainland mer. Given the location, it's almost certainly Snow Elf architecture.
Verita Numida
Unquestionably. That leads us to puzzle over what purpose it served. Based on its shape, one might mistake it for a wayshrine. But it can't be that. Look inside. The metallic shrine indicates a religious function.
Ugron gro-Thumog
Auri-El, but the looks of it. Seems a little abstract, honestly. Elves make a point of including an Elven likenesses in their shrines to reinforce their familial connections to the Divines. This probably rested near a statue of the Chief Divine himself.
Type Furniture (view furnishing)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
  • Any mob (Overland, Trial, etc)
ON-icon-fragment-Sixth House Button.png Name Glacial Metal Rivets Value N/A
Reginus Buca
These are incredibly small. The detail is astounding! I can't even begin to speculate what these might have held together. To be honest, we rarely see such fasteners in Elven apparel. They appear almost Dwarven in their construction.
Amalien
Is that really so odd? Snow Elves and Dwarves coexisted for untold centuries in what is now Skyrim. These rivets might be evidence of cross-cultural collaboration, right? Both civilizations had so much to teach each other!
Ugron gro-Thumog
Whatever their origin, they're masterfully smithed. I doubt even a modern Elven clothier could craft something so tiny. It requires a jeweler's focus. This would help create a sturdy object without sacrificing aesthetics. That's the Elven way, after all.
Type Mythic Item Fragment (Snow Treaders)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-mementos-Coin of Illusory Riches.png Name Al-Esh Ascension Coin Value 100,000
Reginus Buca
This may be the rarest coin ever minted by Tamrielic hands. Shortly after Akatosh's final Alessian visitation, a renowned Ayleid smith named Lirulorne struck a handful of masterwork coins for the fallen empress's consort, Morihaus. Some interpreted the gesture as reparations for humanity's long enslavement, others considered it simple tribute. Whatever the case, the peerless craftsmanship and extravagant composition proves that even the conquered recognized the divine legitimacy of Alessia's rule.
Type Treasure
Difficulty Ultimate
‎‎Lead "Curious Coin Collection" in the Antiquarian Circle, atop a cabinet in the back corner of the top floor. Only appears after excavating every free green, blue and purple treasures in all zones.