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Pin with rib decoration

Original
 
Found: Netherlands
Age: 1200-800 BC

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Model
 
The model for this pin is made from a wooden pin, with the decoration added from beeswax. 

Mould
 
Material: clay & sand

The model was used to press the shape in both halves of the soft clay. The mould was then dried and fired.

Casting result
 
After several casting attempts, the result was one succesfully cast pin, and one with some casting flaws.

Finished result
 
Here is the pin fully finished. For this I used modern tools.