Hanger with swivel, ca 1st-3rd Cent
Copper Alloy; 46mm/3.3gm
Condition/ Sound and intact, the peened swivel still swivels, and semi-cleaned.
Seller's Note/ We have shared this curious artifact with many of our colleagues (who all more than I) and this one has them stumped.
Was it used to hang a small lamp or a weight on a steelyard balance or something more sinister? It's moot and your guess is as good as ours.
Sheri (our chick source for all things bling) mentioned that this would make a fantastic and unique necklace adornment, with the swivel holding the chain and some other ancient ornament to the square part below. She says that this silver duck would look swell! If you would like this fully cleaned, let us know after purchase and we'll do it for you a no added cost.