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This June 17, 2013 photo provided by Heritage Auctions, shows a close-up of the marking, “D2” on the left-handed thread key that locked and unlocked the leg irons that held abolitionist John Brown during his arrest after his botched raid on Harper’s Ferry, W.Va., on Oct. 17, 1859. It is unknown what “D2” stands for. The key accompanies the leg irons, Charlestown, W.Va., jail following his arrest during the raid at Harper's Ferry W.Va. John Brown's capture of the Federal Arsenal at Harper's Ferry on Oct. 17, 1859 as part of a failed attempt to incite a slave uprising is seen by most historians as the spark that ignited the Civil War. They have been passed down in the family of John Boling, of Idaho, for six generations, after being obtained by a decedent shortly after Brown’s execution. They are expected to bring more than $10,000 when they come up for auction on June 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Heritage Auctions)

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