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Authentic Ancient Artifact > Sarmatian Sun Amulet > ca. 1st - 2nd cent AD J20

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Seller: empiredanny (10,628) 100%, Location: Cordova, Tennessee, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 331788382689 Condition: used, Material: Bronze, Provenance: Ownership History Available, Details: Authentic Ancient Lake Ladoga VIKING Artifact > Bronze Pendant J20 Found in Northern Ukraine - These types of amulets were cast 1st - 2nd cent AD and are found in Sarmatian graves from Hungary to Kazakhstan, but mostly north of the Black Sea. They first appear in 1st c. AD graves of the Alans, a steppe tribe that recently arrived from the east to join the Sarmatians. However, they are classified as a Sarmatian item and not an Alan item as they spread throughout the Sarmatian tribes. They are an imitation of Han Chinese bronze mirrors. The Han mirrors were round and had solar designs and inscriptions on them. The Sarmatian ones have incorporated the leather strap into the bronze design - as the square bit at the top. They were hung, though it is not clear whether from the body, or the horse, or both. These had apatropaic (magic) powers related to sun worship. They were not used as mirrors to see one's reflection but were likely used to reflect the rays of the sun. These amulets are very rare and normally only seen in museums. The ruler is in mm. This item was purchased several years ago from a collector that lives in Germany. He purchased it from a seller in Russia over 20 years ago. Per Ebay policy, this item was LEGALLY imported into the US. I accept Paypal only. If you are the winning bidder, you will receive an automatic invoice. Please check its accuracy. If you are having trouble paying, please send me a message and I will send you a correct invoice. Individual item shipping costs are listed below the last photo in this auction ad. Be sure to contact me if there is a question. If you are the winning bidder, payment must be made within 10 days.Please contact me if you have a problem with your purchase and I will do my best to insure your satisfaction. Please see my feedback to check my prior performance and to see what other buyers have said about my auctions. Customer service is of utmost importance to me. I attempt to describe every item with as much detail and as accurately as possible. I try to take photos of every item so you can see what you are buying. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!!! I will refund your full purchase price if I am contacted within 60 days from date on postage for return authorization. Return shipping is the responsibility of buyer, shipping confirmation recommended. Item must be returned in the exact condition as received. Copyright © 2006 WOW IT UP. All Rights Reserved Launched from my store - Powered by

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