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Viking Natural Gold Crystal in Quartz from a Grave

Antiquities - Anglo-Saxon and Viking


LOT 566

Estimate
GBP (£) 4,000 - 5,000
EUR (€) 4,540 - 5,680
USD ($) 5,590 - 6,990
Additional Fees*

Sold for (Inc. premium): £4,025

VIKING NATURAL GOLD CRYSTAL IN QUARTZ FROM A GRAVE

Circa 9th century AD. A naturally occuring gold crystal formed in a quartz matrix. 25.73 grams total, 33 mm.

Condition
Superb condition.

Provenance
Found in Estonia, curated by a Rus merchant on the River Volga and interred with him.

Footnotes
Crystalline gold is a rare allomorphic variant of the metal, which normally occurs in nuggets. It is found in Russia.

Date
Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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