Seller: britannia-antiquities (5,588) 100%, Location: Preston, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 401957518494 A rare genuine Medieval bronze acorn applique. The acorn was considered lucky in the Middle ages.. See picture for condition. Found near River Ribble. Low start - No reserve Date:circa12th/14th century AD Size:length apx 35mm For your own benefit, please read the information given below. Thinking of buying an ancient artefact as a Christmas gift/present? Make your purchase as soon as possible. You will find that artefacts in auctions during the next weeks and months, will double or treble in price. Investing in Ancient Artefacts. Ancient artefacts are finite, less are being discovered as time passes, and of course at some point in the future there will be no more. The quantity and availability of these ancient historic pieces is ever decreasing as collectors and museums purchase these objects and take them permanently off the market. Consequently, investment in antiquities is rising. Of course there are few of us who can afford to bid millions on objects like the Guennol Lioness. But, as availability decreases across the whole spectrum of ancient artefacts, investment is proving to be provident and wise, and most of all, for the sheer pleasure of owning a piece of ancient history. Concerning Fake artefacts on eBay Unfortunately eBay has attracted sellers who are producing and selling fake artefacts. We also see modern jewellery items passed off as ancient artefacts by having a false patina applied to them. Right now eBay is full of fake artefacts. I see thousands of pounds spent every week on eBay, by customers who are taken in by these criminals, while genuine artefacts go for next to nothing because they do not look as good as the fakes. I cannot emphasise enough that you should research before you invest There are plenty of reputable sites on-line, or books, that can act as guide to buying ancient artefacts. You will soon be able to see the difference between what a fake and real artefact look like - and what they should look like. Also, a little common sense may save you a small fortune; for example, does the seller seem to have an endless supply of such attractive artefacts that even the British Museum does not display?! We also encourage buyers to ask sellers questions, and if possible have the item you have bought verified that it is actually an ancient artefact. Or go to your local museum where you may find an expert who could identify the item. We have been dealing with artefacts for over 25 years, and have sold to museums, universities and celebrities. We are very careful about the artefacts that we list, but sometimes we too come across a fake, acquired in a lot, or auction, collection. When we are certain an item is fake, we destroy it, at our own loss, so that fakes cannot re-enter the market. If you have any questions about your purchase, please feel free to get in touch. We endeavour to describe and show each item as accurately as possible, we deal only in genuine artefacts and offer a guaranteed full refund on all items returned to us in the condition purchased. Please view our other items, thank you for looking and good luck.