Seller: britannia-antiquities (5.945) 100%, Location: Preston, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 402211798591 A rare, beautiful, small, translucent, genuine neolithic quartz arrowhead set into a 925 Sterling Silver clasp, with free 925 silver chain. This type of amulet was often worn by the Vikings and Saxons as a protection against sudden unexplained pains, they believed to be attacks/arrow shots by elves. A Neolithic flint, when found was greatly prized, The Vikings and Saxons of course had no concept of the Neolithic people who made the arrowheads thousands of years before them. If you google "Viking elf-shot" you can see ancient examples of this type of amulet. See picture for condition. Date:circa 4000BC Size:length of arrowhead apx 20mm Postage during the corvid 19 crisis: During this crisis I may only be going to the post office once a week. Items bought at Sundays and Wednesdays auction will all be posted on a Friday. I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but I am certain that you will understand. Investing in Ancient Artefacts. Ancient artefacts are finite, less are being discovered as time passes, and of course at some point in the future there will be no more. The quantity and availability of these ancient historic pieces is ever decreasing as collectors and museums purchase these objects and take them permanently off the market. Consequently, investment in antiquities is rising. Of course there are few of us who can afford to bid millions on objects like the Guennol Lioness. But, as availability decreases across the whole spectrum of ancient artefacts, investment is proving to be provident and wise, and most of all, for the sheer pleasure of owning a piece of ancient history. Wearing ancient jewellery. It is not advisable to wear ancient jewellery daily, as you would a wedding ring for example. The metals, usually bronze, copper, silver and sometimes iron, can be very brittle and prone to breaking should any pressure be applied. Some times we will list a heavy, solid, piece, perhaps a bronze ring, which shows no cracks, faults or breaks, and we will then describe the artefact as wearable. But most listing will state that the item is wearable with care, with extreme care, or, not suitable to be worn. This advice concerns rings more than other pieces. Pendants and amulets, suspended from a cord or chain, are less likely to be subjected to the wear and pressure that a ring would be. But, if the loop is very thin in relation to the pendant, we will advise caution when wearing. Concerning Fake artefacts on eBay Unfortunately eBay has attracted sellers who are producing and selling fake artefacts. We also see modern jewellery items passed off as ancient artefacts by having a false patina applied to them. Right now eBay is full of fake artefacts. I see thousands of pounds spent every week on eBay, by customers who are taken in by these criminals, while genuine artefacts go for next to nothing because they do not look as good as the fakes. I cannot emphasise enough that you should research before you invest There are plenty of reputable sites on-line, or books, that can act as guide to buying ancient artefacts. You will soon be able to see the difference between what a fake and real artefact look like - and what they should look like. Also, a little common sense may save you a small fortune; for example, does the seller seem to have an endless supply of such attractive artefacts that even the British Museum does not display?! We also encourage buyers to ask sellers questions, and if possible have the item you have bought verified that it is actually an ancient artefact. Or go to your local museum where you may find an expert who could identify the item. We have been dealing with artefacts for over 25 years, and have sold to museums, universities and celebrities. We are very careful about the artefacts that we list, but sometimes we too come across a fake, acquired in a lot, or auction, collection. When we are certain an item is fake, we destroy it, at our own loss, so that fakes cannot re-enter the market. If you have any questions about your purchase, please feel free to get in touch. We endeavour to describe and show each item as accurately as possible, we deal only in genuine artefacts and offer a guaranteed full refund on all items returned to us in the condition purchased. Please view our other items, thank you for looking and good luck.