Silver on Acanthite
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco
Cabinet, 13.4 x 9.2 x 6.4 cm
This specimen features a thick nest of silver wires shooting up from the acanthite matrix, with small curlicues at the base of the silver. Extremely rich, this is a dramatic piece thick with the silver all over its display face atop. It is very impressive in person and the contrast of extremely bright silver vs the black matrix is striking. In fact, this is one of the largest silver specimens we have yet seen from the Imiter finds, which came out a few years ago. It was priced when I saw it at over 20,000 euros, but I obtained it in exchange and amortised down to make it affordable. For a Kongsberg, Peruvian, or now even Chinese silver, you would pay a lot more for a piece that has a lot less significance for the finds.