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LOT 0445

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GBP (£) 2,000 - 3,000
EUR (€) 2,220 - 3,320
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Germanic Gold Attachment with Gemstone Star

6th century AD

A gold disc appliqué with lapis lazuli within the frame enclosing a hexafoil of cells with lozenges in the spandrels each filled with a cloison garnet. 5.5 grams, 27mm (1"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Ex central London gallery; acquired 2009 from a North American private collection formed in the 1980s; accompanied by an independent specialist report and valuation by graduate gemmologist and jewellery expert Anna Rogers, GIA GG, BA, Gem-A, ref. no.163735/1/9/2020.
Literature
See Andrási, J., The Berthier-Delagarde Collection of Crimean Jewellery in the Britsih Museum and Related Material, London, 2008.