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    dsilvanu Posts: 53, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 28, 2017, 01:13 PM
    Ancient Greek inscription on brooch
    I have a brooch which has an usual image of an important woman being dressed up by her female servants. Behind the brooch there is some crude inspection written, I think in ancient Greek. Could someone please decipher this for me - VXM/YNI/\. The last letter is like an upside down letter V. Don't have a keyboard button for that, so I improvised.
    Just want to know if the inscription shows that my brooch is authentic and is realty old.
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    Mar 28, 2017, 03:04 PM
    Post a picture. Where did you get the brooch?
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    Mar 29, 2017, 10:06 AM
    The inscription won't prove that the brooch is old. Take it to a jewellery store and have them take a look at it; they can probably advise you where to go for further inspection. No, that isn't ancient greek; that is a roman numbering system.
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    Mar 29, 2017, 06:09 PM
    Thanks. Will bring it to a jewellery expert.

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