Hello to all. This is my first publication, and I want to start asking you to forgive my poor english. I Live in Brazil and studied english for many years, but I have not practiced writing for a while... I created this topic because I began to buy allegedly ancient coins and rings on ebay for about one month, and I think that at least 50% of them are fakes... I have seen many "Fake ancient artifacts sellers lists", but not even one "Real ancient artifacts sellers list". Is there a recent list of this kind? Thanks for your attention, Dennis
Last post by Kelly123 - August 04, 2022, 11:11:20 PM
There have been very few scientific analyses of such head pendants. There is a lot of information about the composition of the glass used to form core formed Phoenician vessels, bur whether such information is validly relevant to the composition of the glass used to make the head pendants is unsure.
Authentication therefore would be on stylistic grounds rather than scientific analyseis. The eminent authorities are to be found at the Corning Museum of Glass. If you could visit them? Or maybe contact by email? https://home.cmog.org/
Last post by Pich86 - August 03, 2022, 11:11:20 AM
Thank you for your answer. The problem is that is diffucult to find an expert in that, do you Know someone? About the eyes that is an interesting point of discussion! I'm focusing on the external layer and the patina of this item and it seems genuine..
Last post by oldthings - July 31, 2022, 10:46:49 AM
Very many of the genuine Phoenician head beads look rather strange but this one is even stranger! The majority on the market are not ancient and I very much doubt that this one is genuine. Where did you buy it? That might tell you something important.
Thank you for jogging my memory. Referenced a number in various media and although it appears stylistically similar have no idea on authenticity. Any provenance available? Helps to know precisely where, when and by whom it was found.