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Rare Merovingian / Frankish Migration Period Silver Boar Mount - 500 AD

CAD 2,764.86 Buy It Now 4d, CAD 19.68 Shipping, 14-Day Returns

Seller: artancientltd (9,306) 99.6%, Location: Huntingdon, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 390853420183 A Merovingian Frankish cast silver mount in the form of a boar, dating to 500 - 600 AD. The tusks cleanly indicated and the neck with crossed niello decorative patterns, the eye a circular garnet. With its garnet eye and sleek curving head, this beautiful piece recalls the style of the more common bird headed mounts of the Merovingian period, yet the artistry shown here is far more accomplished. When one pictures the early Dark Ages, it conjures images of a murky, violent and anarchic period, when the greatest empire the world had ever known slipped into the cultural shadows. Yet art never lies, and beautiful artefacts such as this challenge the myth that this was ever an age of darkness. Length: 1 ¼ inches. Condition: Good, unrestored. Provenance: Ex. British private collection. Authenticity All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be Authentic as described. For added security we offer a full money-back guarantee if a recognized authority disputes the authenticity of any object sold. We send paper invoices incorporating a signed certificate of authenticity and photograph of the item. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not aim to profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. For eBay customers If you wish to leave us a note or have a special request for delivery, please do not use the "item notes" on the ebay checkout. Instead, please send your request via the contact seller link. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. We are not responsible for customs delays/duties. As legitimate sellers, we abide by United Kingdom and European Union Export regulations. We do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. ArtAncient Limited is registered in England no. 06376708 Vat registration no: GB 948 9832 53. Services & Partners: inkFrog Analytics Material: Silver, Original or Reproduction: Original, Genuine or Reproduction: Genuine, Age: Medieval, Origin: European

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