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"Tribal Silver" varies greatly in silver content with the average being 55- 80% - usually derived from the smelting of coins, Sterling silver is 92.5. Bronze and aluminum castings were also common, aluminum being very light and grayish in color, bronze and brass heavy with a distinctive golden coloration.
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SI110

Mixed Metal Breastplate
Highland Atoni People
West Timor
Early to Mid 20th C
6.75" diameter
109 grams
Reposse breastplate from the regalia of a "Meo" - tribal warrior

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Ankle Bracelet
Mixed Metal
Sumbawa Island Early 20thC
2.75" +/- outside measurement, slightly irregular shape
100 grams
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Ankle Bracelet
Mixed metal
Lombok Island
Sasak people
Late 19th C
3" outside measurement 100 grams
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Mixed metal Bracelet
Atoni People
Belu - West Timor
Late 19th C
2.75" X 2.25" outside measurement
175 grams
High silver content in this massive piece of a type would be worn by a married man.
TIM-DRV
alloy brac
Men's Bracelet
Highland Atoni People
Mid 20th C
2.5" X 2.25" outside measurement
59 grams
meo headdress

Mixed Metal "meo" warrior ceremonial headdress
Belu District West Timor
11" X 4.75" - 102 grams
275.00

slave bracelets
Ankle Bracelet - mixed metal late 19th C
irregular shape but well matched
collected Lombok Island 1991
outside measurement averages 4.25" - inside measurement 3.25"
665grams for both
   
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