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LOT 085

Estimate
GBP (£) 1,000 - 1,500
EUR (€) 1,180 - 1,780
USD ($) 1,270 - 1,910

GREEK GOLD CABOCHON GARNET EARRINGS
(Gold, garnet and pearl, 2.50 grams, 37 mm; 2.63 grams, 37 mm.).

Circa 3rd century BC. A pair of gold earrings comprising a disc with a cabochon garnet set in a shallow cell with attachment loop behind and ring below; from this a pendant foil biconical with granule flowers and filigree, a pearl bead below. [2]

PROVENANCE:
UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

LITERATURE:
See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery.

CONDITION