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Rare Classical Greek Silver Fibula - 48.3 g Lot 11B Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Aug 2

$1,900.00 1 Bid Sold

Seller: artemisgallerylive (36) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263839702865 LOT 11BSeller's Estimate: USD 4,000 - 6,000 Greece, especially northern Greece, Classical period, ca. 5th to 4th century BCE. A very rare silver fibula of an arched form adorned by five flanged bulbs with collar borders, twin facing palmette plaques flanking the hinge of the pin, and a curved catchplate with incised borders and twin large granules at one end. The pin remains and still moves a bit. Size: 2.375" W (6 cm); pin measures 2.5" L (6.4 cm) Fibulae were brooches used to fasten or pin garments such as cloaks by various ancient cultures. In addition to being functional - taking the place of straight pins used during the Neolithic and Bronze Age - these accessories were quite decorative. Although buttons would eventually replace them, the safety pins that we use today may be understood as descendants of these forms. A fibula cast from silver is quite rare, and this piece contains 93.5 percent pure silver, making it exceptionally fine. See a very similar example at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/254711 Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #133343 Condition Report: Normal surface wear and tarnish commensurate with age - a few tiny casting flaws. Surprisingly, the pin, though showing some bending at the end, has survived and still shows a small range of motion. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Antiquities | Egypt, Greece, Italy, Asia offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, August 02, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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