An Olbia's Treasure brooch by Museum Reproductions. This gold plated with genuine black onyx stone brooch was inspired by one of the gemstone settings of a Greek necklace dating to the 3rd-2nd century. It was discovered in 1891 in a tomb near Olbia, Ukraine. The necklace is both beautiful and elaborate with a butterfly centerpiece pendant that was considered to be a symbol of the soul.
*The last photo is a picture of the original necklace so you can see what inspired this brooch. This is from The Walters Art Museum and is used courtesy of their creative commons license.*
1 1/2 inches wide and 1 1/4 inches high.
Museum Reproductions is based out of Longmont, CO here in the USA! They create jewelry that is based upon or inspired by pieces in museum collections. These designs are authorized by and benefit these Museums. So you can own a piece of jewelry that is not only beautiful, but historically significant as well. Each design comes with a provenance card that explains the origin of the design.