Luristan Hair Pin with Two Pronged Top, 8th Century BC
Bronze, Bronze, 116 mm.
Three large double circles in triangular pattern.
Encircling lowest large circle, 8 smaller single circles On reverse,
unidentifiable lump. A face? Hand?
One of the things that I like most about old sales and auction catalogs
is the use of themes. They will carry titles such as "Property of a
Lady" or "Collection
of a European Diplomat" and I''ve always felt that added a bit depth, and
interest to an item. In that vein I could describe this
item as the "Property of an International Traveler". All of the coins
and artifacts that are marked with a stock number beginning with "IT"
belong to a gentleman who is indeed an international traveler. And his
travels have allowed him to pick up
some choice pieces from not only the United States, but from around the