This item is guaranteed to be an authentic ancient Roman artifact dating to 1500 years old or older. I have viewed this item under a microscope to aid in authentication.
The reference for this brooch is Hattatt 487-489
(Hattatt's book is available in my store with hundreds of fibula types identified with drawings).
This item was excavated in the Balkans.
I offer a "no questions asked" 60 day return policy.
Please visit my store where you will find THOUSANDS of auction listings of Ancient Roman, Greek and Byzantine Coins and Ancient Roman and Medieval Artifacts. There is also a Viking section there also if you specifically collect Viking Artifacts or just want to check these out.
You can see all these items by clicking on your category of interest in the list on the left side of your screen!
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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I am not an expert but will try to answer your questions the best I can.
Are your artifacts properly preserved? I sell a product called Renaissance Wax in my store that was developed by the British Museum for the proper long term preservation of virtually all artifacts. You can read all about it by clicking on the "Cleaning Supplies" category in my store to the left.
Need some help identifying your artifacts? When I first started out, I wanted to buy some books to read but I did not know what books to buy. I now have a huge library of so-so books. I have 3 or 4 books that I continue to utilize on an almost daily basis. These books are available in my store. They are invaluable as a resource to help attribute your items.
I have a pretty good assortment of finger rings in my store and I have set up categories by ring size. Wouldn't it be great to shop for rings that fit your finger, just click on "Ancient Jewelry > Rings" in the categories on the left side of your screen. You can then pick your size range and go from there. I also have a friend that can clean and re-size your ancinet rings for you. This is any ring that you have, not necessarily one you bought from me. He can also do artifact restoration on virtually any artifact you have. Want a broken pottery item fixed? He can do it. I have several examples of his work in my store (search for "repaired"). If you have interest in this service, drop me a line and I will get you in touch with him.
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