Merovingian Gold and Garnet Ornament Set - Lot No. 0538

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Merovingian Gold and Garnet Ornament Set

Antiquities - Germanic


LOT 0538

Estimate
GBP (£) 22,500 - 28,500
EUR (€) 25,220 - 31,940
USD ($) 28,750 - 36,420

Opening Bid: £22,500 (EUR 25,219; USD 28,752)
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MEROVINGIAN GOLD AND GARNET ORNAMENT SET
6th-7th century AD

A mixed group of gold and garnet appliqués comprising: a strap end with waisted body, split and scooped lower edge, inset garnet cloison, upper edge with holes for two pins; two belt studs, each a discoid gold collar with beaded wire collar to the base, inset garnet cabochon; two appliqués each a domed boss and two pelta-shaped flanges, with inset garnet cloisons and central green glass cabochon, attachment pins; a boss with beaded wire rim, attachment pins, central rosette of cells with meerschaum, turquoise and garnet inlay. 61.20 grams total, 12-47mm (1/2 - 1 3/4"). [6]

Condition
Very fine condition, some inlays absent.
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Provenance
Acquired London 1999; formerly in the collection of Mr L. Grenacs, Belgium; formed in 1975, supplied with geologic report No. TL005173, by geologic consultant Dr R. L. Bonewitz.

Literature
See Arrhenius, B. Merovingian Garnet Jewellery, Stockholm, 1985 for discussion; and for a similar corpus, cf. Wieczorek, A. and Perin, P. Das Gold der Barbarenfursten, Damstadt, 2001.

Date
Tuesday 4th September 2018 to Monday 10th September 2018: Ancient Art, Antiquities & Coins

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