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Bulgarian bracelet

The bracelet in the Byzantine style.
The Balkans (Bulgaria or Greece), the territory of the former Ottoman Empire, 19th - early 20th century
Billon (Alloy of silver, which was minted in the Ottoman coins (a silver content of 45%)), casting, engraving, remnants of silvering.
On the front side of the image of a Greek cross.
Internal size - 61/47mm
between the open ends - 31mm
Width center - 32mm
Weight - 74g.
A very ancient form of bracelets, leading to the origin from Byzantium.
Apparently the bracelet is made at the end of the 19th century, after the liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire.
Inside the bracelet is hollow, soldered from two cast elements.
Literature: 1. Wolf Dieter Slwert. Jewellery from the Orient. Treas-ures from the Bir Collection. / Wolf-Dieter Slwert – Stuttgart: Arnoldshe 2009 – p. 21.
2. Prof. Dr. M. Zeki Kusoglu. Tısımdan Takıya. From Charm to Jewelry / Mehmet Zeki Kusoglu - Istanbul: “Bilge Kültür Sanat” 2015. - s. 121.

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