ANTIQUE VICTORIAN FINELY CARVED ATHENA / MINERVA SNAKE HELMET CAMEO BROOCH
An antique natural shell cameo finely hand carved to depict Athena / Minerva, with low carat gold fittings & tiny pearl highlights for wear as a brooch.
Such a lovely carving...so collectible & immensely wearable!
CONDITION: Generally very good. Slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use, faint 'nibbling' to shell edges. Pin itself dented.
DATE/MARKS: Mid 19th Century. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 42 x 34 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 9.2 grams.