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Ancient Germanic European Silver Color Metal Glass Fibula People Faces Motif

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Seller: kittywantstoshred (5,687) 100%, Location: San Francisco, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 192036569036 Ancient Germanic European Silver Color Metal Glass Fibula People Faces Motif Click Photos to Enlarge Description ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ancient fibula ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ heavily patinated silver color metal. main design in round or ray form with what looks like representations of people at the end of each ray. central raised area with enclosed piece of glass. Not sure if it's been enameled inside or not. back side has loop. There was probably a ring that went through this loop at one point; it is not missing and it is not included. Age unknown. Exact culture unknown. I suspect it is probably Germanic or European in origin. From estate of an avid collectors of antiquities in San Francisco. They had many old items including jewelry from all over the world including Frankish and Merovingian pieces. Unfortunately, I could not find mention of this item in the piecemeal notes that the collectors left. So I wish I could provide better information about the piece but I cannot. Provenance can be provided to actual purchaser ("from the estate of _____") upon request. . When tested for metal content, the assay comes up as roughly 70% copper, 18% zinc, 10% nickel. Weighs roughly 54.6 grams. Has been lightly cleaned but not polished. Patina, tarnish, and/or soiling remain. Including some areas of greenishness. There had been some old interior house paint stuck to some of the outer heads. ... it had been hanging on the wall... but the paint has for the most part been removed. Solvents were not used. Signature required. International delivery includes registered mail in addition to the delivery method of choice. please be sure to Supersize photos (the ones along body of listing; not the ones at the top of the listing) to get better idea of condition detail... please be sure to inspect photos in case i've accidentally left something out of the description please don't hesitate should you have any questions or concerns. All items are Sold AS IS--many of these items are vintage and haven't seen daylight in years--being from estates. As such, they may have accumulated gunk or whatever and have been cleaned as my expertise allows without affecting the item's quality. Shipping combined for multiple purchases. International Buyers: Please be aware that Customs Duties may be levied by your country--depending on the item and its purchase price. Buyer is FULLY responsible for any and all customs duties, tax or other import-related fees which may be charged. These fees are not included in the shipping price and/or the item price and should not be confused as being part of any amount charged by me. Also please note that I will NOT falsify customs documents as to content or purchase price. The proper amount will be stated on the package as well as content and that the item is merchandise. I will Not mark items as gifts. Feedback will be gladly left after you've done the same. Payment and Shipping *Payment must be received within 5 days of auction's end. And Must Clear before item will be shipped. *Contact must be made within 3 days of auction's end--to let me know when you'll be paying for the item (if not doing so immediately, that is). If no contact or payment is made within these 3 days, the transaction will be automatically sent to EBay for resolution.*California 8.75% Sales Tax effective January 1 2013 Please Review S& H handling charges Before Bidding-- which includes about $1 to help cover cost of shipping materials. If you have special shipping requests, please contact Before Bidding. Shipping schedule is every other day (unless I really need a day off). Most listings include at least two shipping options. Most items available for local pickup with advance notice inkfrog terapeak inkFrog Analytics Condition: please see full description for all details

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