This eBay listing has ended : Very beautiful! Penkovka (Antes) Culture Brooch Fibula. 3-5 Century AD.
Black Sea Antiques Penkovka (Antes) culture five fingers Brooch/Fibula with ornament. Authentic Artifact. Very nice decorated Fibula from 3-5 century Slavic Antes (Known as Penkovka Culture) made of tin brass.. One beam broken. The Penkovka culture (so called in its Ukrainian part) or Ipotesti-Candesti culture (in Romania) is an archaeological culture Ukraine spanning Moldova and reaching into Romania. Its western boundary is usually taken to at the middle Prut and Dniester rivers, where contact with the Korchak culture occurs. Its bearers are commonly identified as the Antes people of 6th-century Byzantine historiography. The core of the culture seems to be in Left-bank Ukraine, especially along the Sula, Seim, Psel, Donets and Oril rivers, but its territory extends to Right-bank Ukraine, and Penkovka pottery is also found in eastern and southern Romania, where it co-exists with wheel-made pottery of late Roman derivation; and is referred to as the Ipotesti-Candesti culture by Romanian archaeologists. Penkovka-type pottery has even been found in Byzantine forts in the north-eastern Balkans. "Nomadic" style wheel-made pottery (called Pastyrske or Saltovo ware) also occurs in the Ukrainian Penkovka sites as well as in the lower Danube and Bulgaria, but is most commonly found within the Saltovo-Mayaki culture, associated with Bulgars, Khazars and Alans. Measurement / Material Tin bronze. Length: 37 mm, Thickness: 2 mm Weight: 5.45 gr. I sell authentic items only. If any doubt regarding authenticity of any item you can always return it back for a full refund. While Paypal is the preferred Payment method we accept Wired Transfer to Lloyds TSB Bank UK. Please contact us for full payment information. We send all our items by fully ensured EXPEDITED RECORDED delivery with tracking If you don't receive your item within 10 days PLEASE CONTACT US BEFOR OPENING EBAY or PAYPAL dispute. We will locate the parcel and inform you about the time it will arrive to you or SEND YOU A FULL REFUND in case the package is lost. You will be notified on the day that your goods have been despatched via Ebay e-mail system Once you receive your goods, please inspect them for any damage during transit, and report the said damage within 24hrs via e-mail. If all is well please leave feedback, so we are aware that you have received your goods. Please note that if there are any problems, contact us first via e-mail giving full details of any problem along with your user ID In unlikely event you are not completely satisfied with your purchase you can return the goods to us within 14 days after purchase for a full refund (excluding return postage cost) 10 days after we have despatched your order, if we have not been notified by you of any problem, or received feedback, we will send a feedback reminder. It is the customers responsibility to ensure that payment is received in the due time as listed above If paying via Bank Transfer, please contact us for payment details. All goods we sent you will receive via your local postal service provider (if other not specified) Goods will be despatched within 48-72 hrs of cleared fund, subject to the conditions listed in the payment section above. We accept no responsibility for goods delayed due to the services of your local Custom or for any custom charges occured. Buy with confidence from a trusted seller! Don't forget to look at My Other Items