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Etruscan Silver Torque and Fibula, ca. 6th-4th Century BC

Rare Etruscan neck ring with outwards-turned tapering ends and an appertaining fibula.

The grayish patina and the effloresced surface denote that the silver contains additions of other metals like lead and tin.

Neck rings were known from the Celts and also used during the Villanovan period.

Torque broken and reconstituted, thickened lower end with filing traces. Part of the fibula's needle restored, point missing.

W. torque 13.8 cm (5.4 in)
L. fibula 9.8 cm (3.85 in)

Swiss private collection

1350 USD

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