James L. Murphy, "Egyptians in Ohio?" Ohio Archaeologist 27, no. 4 (Fall 1977): 12-13.
A small broadside is reproduced, illustrating a gold plate bearing pseudo-Egyptian hieroglyphics and allegedly found in a Cincinnati well by Benjamin Styles in the 1850s. It and a similar hollow brass hemisphere with similar glyphs, found in Darke Co., Ohio (Landis 1937) is also dismissed as an archaeological hoax. As for the manufacturer, since Styles was a tinsmith, he is a likely suspect.