Materials Belts Finger Rings Fibulas Shipping
The abbreviations in this catalogue mean the following:
- Br bronze
- Ag silver (925, massive)
- Au900 gold, 900
Some Facts about Bronze
Today, the term bronze is used to describe a copper alloy that can actually also be brass. Since bronze findings almost always have a dark patina, the original material is difficult to identify. Since the time of the Roman Empire brass was widely in use. Moreover, a variety of different alloys existed even back then, so that it is often hard to tell whether the object in question was made from brass or bronze. I still use the term bronze while I will cast the replica using the alloy which is most typical for the item.
Typically, bronze is an alloy with about 10-30% tin and 90-70% copper (with a copper-like color). Brass (color: gold-like) consists of about 10-30% zinc and 90-70% copper. The higher the percentage of non-copper metal, the more durable and better castable the alloy will be, while its forgability decreases.
Of course you can order each item in the material of your choice, even if it is not explicitly listed in the catalogue.
"Belt, complete" means that the belt comes ready with mountings. Thus it is very important to tell me your girth when you place an order.
And please keep in mind that historical belts were closed in a different way than today's belts. The flap was pulled back through the buckle, which is why you'll need a longer leather piece. However, if you wish to wear your historical belt like a modern belt, please let me know.
Naturally, for rings I also need your ring size.
Please note that the prices for gold 900 depend very much on the ring size.
FIBULA is the Latin word for a safety pin-like device to close and adorn garments. Since fibulas are no longer used to hold layers of clothing but merely for decorative purposes, we call them brooches.
All prices in the catalogue include German VAT (sales tax).
For standard items from my catalogue, manufacture and delivery takes about 2-3 weeks. For individually manufactured, unique items you'll have to wait longer. Please inquire about the delivery time prior to placing your order. Please understand that I cannot accept orders of less than 50.00 EUR value.
In Europe, packages are shipped via HERMES, see their web page for international shipping. An alternative to HERMES is DHL/Deutsche Post. You will be asked to select your shipping option online before finalizing your order.
Goods will be shipped as soon as payment has been received. You will get a preliminary invoice with the bank data required for transferring the money. I do also accept Paypal.
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