ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS Artifacts, Antiques & Fine Collectibles Ancient Greek Bronze Geometric Decorated Ring c. 750 BC Approximately 2,750 Years Old! Material: Bronze Alloy, eye-shaped Ring Find Location: Cyprus Est. Age: 750 BC Est. Weight: 3.03 gr. (.1 oz) Approximate Size: US Ring # 5. (20 x 20 x 11mm; Inner: 16mm) Condition: In “as found” condition from surface find in Cyprus. Wonderful original patina with some ancient flattening of the band. For Display only! Guaranteed original & authentic with no repairs of restorations! This ancient bronze ring has a bold, geometric design that is likely either ancient Greek or perhaps Phoenician. I’ve taken several macro images of the eye shaped ring, so please see them as they are part of the description. The small size of US # 5 suggests that it was once worn by a woman. BRONZE Facts Museums and modern archaeological studies usually use the general term “copper alloy” instead of just the term “bronze” to describe these ancient treasures, as many other elements (such as tin, lead, zinc, iron, and even arsenic) were added to the copper to form different strengths of types of bronze items. Ancient bronze artifacts such as this stylus are probably about 75% copper and 25% tin, while modern bronze is closer to 88% copper and 12% tin. This historic ring has a beautiful, old patina with some signs of oxidation of the two main elements (tin and copper) that make up this exquisite bracelet. One interesting property of bronze is that once it has oxidized superficially, a copper oxide layer is formed on the surface and essentially protects the object from further damaging corrosion. This protective layer turns in another compound, called copper carbonate for you scientists, that protects most bronze pieces from even corrosive saltwater. I have carefully examined this ring under 10x and 30x magnification and it shows only authentic and original signs of weathering and ground contact that help to further authenticate it as an ancient piece. I Guarantee this item to be 100% authentic or your money back! You will not be disappointed! Please examine the photos taken indoors carefully as they are part of the description. And please ask any questions before you buy. I offer a full Money- Back Guarantee if a recognized authority disputes the authenticity of this object. Note: Please ask any questions you may have before you bid! Thanks for Looking!
SaleClic specifics for: Ancient Greek Geometric Design,Eye-shaped Bronze Ring! Lady size 5. c. 750 BC!! Seller: houghton-usa Reviews: 1547 Positive Feedback: 100.0% Location: Sequim, Washington Ships to: US Item: 254331708392 Provenance: Ownership History Available Material: Bronze