Miniature, 3.3 x 2.6 x 0.25 cm
Rosia Montana, Verespatak, Siebenburgen, Romania
An exquisite plate composed of intergrown, dense gold crystals. This is a rich and attractive miniature for this important, historic old locality and such specimens are hard to come by at a reasonable price (which I feel this one is at). Although there are no old labels, a friend of mine who specializes in these localities, Josef Vajdak, has taken the piece to compare personally to those in museums in Vienna and in Prague, to be certain of its legitimacy.