Superb MMA 14k Gold Ancient Scythian Ketos Dragon Sea Serpent Pin Brooch Pendant
Superb MMA 14k Gold Ancient Scythian Ketos Dragon Sea Serpent Pin Brooch Pendant
Superb MMA 14k Gold Ancient Scythian Ketos Dragon Sea Serpent Pin Brooch Pendant
Superb MMA 14k Gold Ancient Scythian Ketos Dragon Sea Serpent Pin Brooch Pendant
Superb MMA 14k Gold Ancient Scythian Ketos Dragon Sea Serpent Pin Brooch Pendant
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Superb MMA 14k Gold Ancient Scythian Ketos Dragon Sea Serpent Pin Brooch Pendant

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Presented is a superb 14k gold brooch or pendant, a replica of an ancient Scythian design. The pin was made and sold by the Metroplitan Museum of Art, commemorating exhibits of Scythian antiquities. The pin depicts a dragon or sea serpent, what is commonly called a 'ketos' in Greek. The pin is nicely detailed and well done, with fine texturing for the scales and fines. The eye of the dragon is a little blue sapphire. The quality of this piece is exceptional, with a nice feeling of weight and solidity. The pin is solid 14 karat gold, NOT gold plate or vermeil. The plated versions of these are fairly common, but the solid gold editions are much more rare today. We believe the piece dates to around the 1970s. This piece has a rollover style safety clasp as well as a loop/bail at the back, so it can be worn as a pin or pendant. 

The pin is in great condition. The pin clasp functions well and closes securely. There are no breaks and no repairs. 

The pin is stamped 14k, nitric acid tested and guaranteed. It is also stamped MMA for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which made and sold high quality replicas commemorating the antiquities exhibited by the museum. 

The pin measures about 2 ½ by 2 1/8 inches. 

The pin weighs 44.9 grams or 1.6 regular ounces. 

-jm