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Item:232781796328This is a great looking pair of antique neoclassical ancient Greek or Roman, brass or copper figural plaques or lids. I am uncertain as to exactly how old they are, but I’m sensing they date from the late 19th century, circa 1880s or 1890s. Please use your judgment. They each measure 5 1/8 inches across (13 cm). They are 1/4 inch thick (.64 cm). These are made from pressed copper or brass; it’s not cast. They look like they were originally the lids to a pair of high quality containers. There is some type of green substance glued to the backs, which reminds me of the material you would stick fake flower stems into. I believe someone did this at one point for some odd reason! The detailing on these is just incredible. I believe the four men are Caesars or emperors. There are chariots, horses, women, nude men, soldiers and angels. Many of the men have snake shaped feet instead of human feet. I have a feeling all of this represents some type of mythological / mythology story. The plaque with the four men has some light discoloration on the grouping of three horses on top and the one horse on the bottom. They both have scattered tarnishing dots. The sides of each have some scattered scratches and green tarnish going all around. Otherwise, they are both in very good condition. Together they weigh a little over 5 1/2 ounces (160 g). I think you’ll be very pleased with them!
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Pair Antique Neoclassical Ancient Greek Roman Brass Copper Figures Plaques Lids