Gilt bronze, slightly over 1” total length, modeled after the knives used by Roman priests for the sacrifice of small animals in Pagan rituals. See British Museum #1822.214.171.124, for a related example and our FNS4858 pictured here. Original suspension loop with coiled tail typical of Roman taste. The 24 karat gold overlay is restored and mounted to a gilt Sterling silver neck chain for modern wear. It comes with a certification of authenticity and is jewelry gift boxed.