Our Guarantee

Order with complete confidence. All of our coins and antiquities are strictly described, graded, and unconditionally guaranteed to be ancient as described forever. Buyers receive a fully illustrated certificate of guarantee with every purchase. Overseas orders will also be accompanied by a UK Government export licence if necessary. Approval
We aim to ensure that you are completely happy with your purchase. We send all items to you on 14 days grading and authenticity approval. Should any item prove unsatisfactory, it may be returned by insured mail within this period for either exchange or credit. Please telephone us first before making a return to: Belgravia Developments (UK) Limited T/a TimeLine Originals, Berry Lodge, Saint Marys Lane, Upminster, Essex, RM14 3PH. Company registration number: 3516927; VAT number: GB795741088.
   * Any refund is limited to the original purchase price only. Under our terms of trading, we will not be liable to you for any loss of business, business profits, revenue or income or for loss of business reputation or for disruption to business or wasted time on the part of the buyer’s management or staff or, if you are buying items in the course of a business, for any indirect losses or consequential damages of any kind, irrespective in any case of nature, volume or source of the loss or damage alleged to be suffered, and irrespective of whether the said loss or damage is caused by or claimed in respect of any negligence, other tort, breach of contract, statutory duty, bailee’s duty, restitutionary claim or otherwise.

Further Assurance
We recommend that you show your purchases to your nearest official museum for authentication to give you peace of mind. Unfortunately the ancient art market is cursed with inexperienced and unscrupulous people selling fakes. Such items normally look better than the genuine artefact to the inexperienced eye; they are invariably undamaged and are more colourful. Our experience ensures that we buy and sell only genuine items. In addition you have our money back guarantee in the unlikely event that your official museum judges your purchase to be not as described. * Export Permits
Under UK law, export licences are required for all ancient items travelling outside of the European Union [EU]. We make your application to the to Arts Council England free of charge. Although this results in a delay, this export document ensures that your item is exported legally, and we believe it gives you an additional assurance. Export licences are only required for EU countries if the item was excavated from UK soil. Export licences are also required for export within the EU for items excavated abroad and valued at £65,000 or above.

If you need any further details about UK law, or your application, please contact:

Mr James Morrison
Export Licensing Manager
The Arts Council England
14 Great Peter Street

Tele: +44 [0]20 7973 5188
Fax: +44 [0]20 7973 6590
Email: James.Morrison@artscouncil.org.uk