Join Date: Feb 2014
It strikes me as unusual that there is no wear at all on the gold work.
The pattern I see is more Damascene than wootz, which has more granular inclusions, or so it appears to my unskilled eye.
The scratches that appear in the close-up in the last picture are beneath the gold work, and appear fresh and without any sort of corrosion, which seems a bit odd.
I hesitate to draw any conclusions from these observations.