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Offline Tanit

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Need help identifying a curious gold object
« on: July 27, 2021, 05:57:56 pm »
Hello

I think it's Byzantine and it's gold.

It weighs 23 gr. and measures 25 x 40 mm.

Does anyone have any idea what this is?

Thanks for your help

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Re: Need help identifying a curious gold object
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2021, 08:18:06 am »
While the dot decoration looks a bit like some early medieval stuff found amongst the Byzantines, great Bulgarians, etc. the rectangular shape doesn't match.  Also, I believe that the design of the rings on the top and back looks very modern.

I think any resemblance to Byzantine is simply a coincidence.

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Re: Need help identifying a curious gold object
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2021, 09:19:25 am »
Quote from: Tanit on July 27, 2021, 05:57:56 pm
I think it's Byzantine and it's gold.
It weighs 23 gr. and measures 25 x 40 mm.

Are you sure that it is a solid gold? Or maybe rather thin gold plate. 23 gr  = circa 1 cubic centimeter of gold
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