Hope everyone had a great holidays! This one came in late last year. Not sure about the age or value. It is just over 3 inches long, 2 inches wide.Weighs just under 50g in total. Patina is very deep. No markings of any kind anywhere on it. Any assistance with age and value would be appreciated. Hate to wear something that should be under glass if you know what I mean! Thanks in advance!
It has some strange indentations on the back, 15 or 20, that look like it was struck or tapped pretty hard with something, very random though. To my untrained eye, I see no sign of anything having been attached previously.
Yup I don’t see anything that would suggest it was something re-purposed. Hard to tell who made it without any markings, so many do very similar work. It is a nice example for sure. If you are not keen to wear it as a brooch, then you can find a brooch converter on etsy or amazon. it is a little hollow tube that slips over the pin, which has a bail attached for a chain.