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LOT 0049

Estimate
GBP (£) 500 - 700
EUR (€) 560 - 790
USD ($) 630 - 880

Sold for: £875
(Inc. bp*)

Phoenician Glass Face Bead

6th-4th century BC

A spherical blue glass bead with white central band, three intricate millefiori busts of a long-haired maiden, flanked by black X-motifs with yellow, green and red panels. 2.1 grams, 12mm (1/2"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
From an important Mayfair collection, 1970-1999; thence by descent.