Jun 28, 2012, 01:18 PM
Please help to identify ancient Silver Fibula with Pin Stem
Obverse (with Fleur-de-lis engraving) looks like to be originally covered with gold layer, I can see hammered marks on reverse (*23* or *32*) and - three slash lines (///) and some hardly describable patterns on pin stem and ring. Weight - 25 grams.
Thanks in advance for any input or advice for further research.
Jun 28, 2012 01:18 PM
Jun 28, 2012, 01:55 PM
It looks like a Norweigan aprondress brooch pin. Check this link.
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Jun 28, 2012, 02:06 PM
It comes from Baltics, so it could be Scandinavian one, but the pin stem definitely is out of something else in function.
Jun 28, 2012, 02:11 PM
It could also be late 1800's Gothic revival chatelaine, perhaps hallmarked also from the look of it.
Jul 01, 2012, 05:23 AM
This style of Brooch/Fibula is Ancient but your piece is a modern handcrafted tourist piece. Nicely done though.
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