Little Bronze Soldier

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by Steve Shubinski, Jul 12, 2020.

  1. I have the very small bronze soldier figure. I believe he is a Viking but not sure. I found a few on the net that were similar but just curious what some of the experts think. He stands 1 1/2" tall. Thanks for your help! viking 1.jpg viking 2.jpg viking 3.jpg viking 4.jpg
     
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  2. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Does he have any marks on the bottom?
     
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  3. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Could be a game piece,something from a gift shop,etc.
     
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  4. No marks on the bottom or anywhere else.
     
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  5. Thanks Hollyblue, a gaming piece could certainly make sense.
     
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  6. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Vercingetorix? In anachronistic clothing?
     
  7. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I suspect he is pewter and not bronze. Looks more silver than gold. Could be my monitor though.
     
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  8. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I was thinking pewter too.
     
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  9. Thanks Bronwen and clutteredcloset49. He definitely is not pewter. I have to work on my camera settings as it tends to sometime wash out the color.
     
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  10. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    I agree. Probably a souvenir, likely pewter or an alloy.
    https://www.ancient.eu/vercingetorix/
     
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  11. David Kiehl

    David Kiehl New Member

    Sorry my guess is a chess piece made from pewter and treated with " Curator Bronze antiquing fluid.
     
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  12. Thanks David. I had not heard of that process before. Learning more every day!
     
  13. David Kiehl

    David Kiehl New Member

    Your welcome Chess piece are usually different colors. You can do a scratch test on the bottom of the piece. The brass coloring is whisker thin. There are so many tricks to making new objects look like antiques, you would not believe it if I told you what I know. And I am sure I am a complete amateur! But I did tour an antique reproduction manufacturer in New Hampshire around 1982 and they were real pro's!
     
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  14. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Can we see the bottom, is there a small hole?
     
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