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Ancient Roman / Parthian Bronze Arm Fibula Brooch - 500 BC

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Seller: artancientltd (9,489) 99.4%, Location: Huntingdon, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 201027533111 Genuine or Reproduction: Genuine, Original or Reproduction: Original, Material: Bronze, Type: Brooch, Culture: Persian, Details: A captivating ancient Persian / early Parthian bronze brooch, dating to around 500 - 200 B.C. With a distinctive, almost surrealist appearance, these magnificent fibulae are amongst the most emblematic of all Persian jewelry. Sleek and simple in its form, the brooch is moulded in the shape of a bent arm, terminating in a catch plate of incised fingers. The bow beautifully ornamented with a series of rings, with a dark olive patina. Originating in Cyprus, the arm fibula style spread to Assyria and Persia in the 7th century B.C. where it remained popular for over half a millennia. Custom mounted and fantastically well preserved, this wonderful artefact has a poise and presence not often encountered in small ornamented jewelry. For an inferior example currently on display at the Harvard Art Museum, please follow this link. Height: 1 1/2 inches. Height mounted: 2 1/4 inches. Condition: Very good, restored at clasp (no infill), otherwise excellent and mounted on a beautiful bespoke bronze stand (as shown). Provenance: Ex. US private collection, acquired 1990's. This piece bears its original inventory label (as shown on back). 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

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