Monday, 22 March 2010

Anglo-Saxon Pendant on Sale- Treasure?

eBay item 160364228589 Top-rated seller asgard-arts (2483) Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom (posts to "Worldwide")

STUNNING SAXON GOLD & GARNET PENDANT
This is an absolutely Stunning Solid Gold Circular Pendant, decorated with spiralled filigry and spheres, the centre set with a garnet stone. Totally intact with hanging loop making this a perfect wearable piece. Dating to the Saxon Period 650 to 700 A.D.
Measuring 2.4cm in height.
Ref only; asgard-arts.com Valuation; Benet's Guide from £3200
Unconditionally Guaranteed to be Genuine and Ancient
100% GOLD POWERSELLER

What it of course does not say is where and when it was found and whether it has been disclaimed as Treasure as the law requires. I thought eBay was watching things like this.

Asgard says: OVER 40 YRS EXPERIENCE IN FINE ARTS WITH 100% GUARANTEED ORIGINAL PAINTINGS.WE SELL RARE ROMAN, SAXON AND CELTIC ANTIQUITIES ALSO QUALITY SWORDS,SUITS OF ARMOUR AT BARGAIN PRICES.

They also have a "BEAUTIFUL RARE CELTIC BRONZE HORSE AND RIDER STATUE" (becoming quite popular aren't they?) "The Warrior figure has stylised features of Danubian Celts". Looks more like a robot to me.

1 comment:

Peter said...

Why hasnt the piece got proper prov.ie originally it would of been classed as treasure trove,then either given back or took by a museum.Unless it was found by a detectorist who did not have permission.Personally think they have a nerve to ask for so much,for a piece that could be,as good as,stolen.

 
Creative Commons License
Ten utwór jest dostępny na licencji Creative Commons Uznanie autorstwa-Bez utworów zależnych 3.0 Unported.