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AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL REVIVAL GOLD AND MICROMOSAIC BULLA
AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL REVIVAL GOLD AND MICROMOSAIC BULLA

BY CASTELLANI, ROME, CIRCA 1860

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AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL REVIVAL GOLD AND MICROMOSAIC BULLA
BY CASTELLANI, ROME, CIRCA 1860
composed of a hinged twelve box decorative panel to both sides with, on the obverse, a circular micromosaic plaque depicting a white dodo bird against a turquoise sky, on the reverse, a micromosaic plaque with the inscription 'AVIS RARA', each within rope twist circles to the ropework gold surround and surmount, with ropework suspension chain, signed CC for Castellani
2¼ in. (57 mm.) high

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'AVIS RARA' translates from Latin as 'Rare Bird'.

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