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Todayis1984

Rough_Rock
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Nov 21, 2016
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Can anyone tell me anything about this, my friend bought a storage unit and it had about 7 tubs or 400 lbs of jewels, jewelry from different eras and countries. Lots of costume jewelry from what looks to be the late 19th and early 20th century. Allot of silver, gold, jade and ivory.

I helped him pack it and somewhat sort some of it and he gave me this piece because I liked it. I'm curious to what it might be, if anyone can tell me their opinions I'd be very appreciative.

Thanks in advance

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evergreen

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Jan 18, 2012
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Haha, I'm one of the views, just have no idea what I'm looking at! :) but also curious to know more - hope someone will happen along soon who can help identify!
 

boerumbiddy

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You didn't do anything wrong except lack a little patience. (What time zone are you in?) Also it is an unusual object. Are there any visible marks that indicate what kind of metal the setting is? I would take it to a jeweler, who can do a literal scratch test to find out.
It looks like silver. The inside piece looks like a much older seal with some kind of lettering on it, but I don't know enough foreign languages to say what. Maybe Hebrew/Hindi/Arabic? Or ancient Hittite? So hard to tell. Do let us know if you find out anything interesting!
 

Todayis1984

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Oh OK haha, that makes perfect sensense bro. I wish I had more history to share on it. It seems to be copper wrapped in silver but I may be way off. Thanks for those who commented so far.
 

lambskin

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Take it to a museum or university that has a middle eastern language department. The key is the language.
 

Bron357

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Yes, it looks like an ancient middle eastern coin of bronze set into a silver pendant. You would need a person with knowledge on that subject to identify and date it.
 

boerumbiddy

Brilliant_Rock
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Indeed it does look more like a coin than a seal. Maybe it's the Widow's Mite!
 
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