The exquisite casting is of superb quality, the fine filigree open work is barely half a millimeter thick in some areas. Unusually the casting shows a finish to both front and back, indicating that perhaps a lost wax technique was used to produce it. With a strong Byzantine influence, originally It would have hung from a Viking woman's head band (Temporal Ring) We have added a bronze bead of similar age to provide weight. The pendant oozes wear and colour variation commensurate with its age. Lovely Malachite green patina Professional cleaned and conserved and sealed. Museum quality, aged patina SIZE: 1 1/2 " long x 3/4" wide (38mm x 20mm) Some of my previous feedback "5 stars in all categories. Beautiful items, very quickly sent, highly delighted, thank you very much" "Brought for a present and he loved it, this seller is by far the best I buy from". "Feedback doesn't give much space and sometimes you want to say more. This buckle looked larger in the photo but the real thing is better - so delicate (and so wearable!). "It's a very special thing, so much history, really quite magical and where could you find something like that on the high street? I shall treasure this, and it was so beautifully presented too. Thank you?. "It's arrived! And it is really a beautiful thing. Almost better than my first one, but I adore that and there is no way I am parting with it. Nothing better as a gift than something so magical. J" "Hi, This item is perfect, and many thanks for the button, looks great in my daughters project display. Thanks and regards. P? "Thanks. The earrings you sent me last week, a present for my daughter, were fantastic, so I thought I'd order something for me D" "What a beautiful necklace , something money can't buy, I will treasure this, and often wonder who it belonged to, who wore it, and how it got lost , much nicer than any modern jewelry, I now own something unique, that no one else will have, and the story behind it, thank you so much for sharing your treasure S" Your item is unique, there may be similar items, but there is not another one exactly the same, anywhere in the world. Look after it, it can only increase in value. Care and cleaning, an occasional brush with a soft brush or cloth will keep the dust off. Do not use polish or abrasives. All items are described to the best of my knowledge, but please check the photographs ( we use close up photography for small items, this can make items seem larger), so please check sizes) and ask any questions before bidding. U.K. Delivery included in the price, International Postage a pleasure, with destinations free, please check before purchase.

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