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Romano-Egyptian Gold Chain Necklace with Emeralds

Antiquities - Egyptian


LOT 0006

Estimate
GBP (£) 4,000 - 6,000
EUR (€) 4,400 - 6,600
USD ($) 5,150 - 7,730
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Bid History: 3   |   Current bid: £3,800
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ROMANO-EGYPTIAN GOLD CHAIN NECKLACE WITH EMERALDS
3rd century AD

A gold chain necklace with hook-and-eye clasp, twenty-four hexagonal-section emerald beads, two facetted crystal beads with filigree collars, an amethyst melon bead, two small triangular-section amethyst beads to the centre, flanking a biconical granulated gold bead. 18 grams, 39cm (15 1/4").

Condition
Very fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a central London gentleman; previously with a London, Mayfair gallery in the early 1990s; formerly in a 1970s collection.

Literature
Cf. Ruseva-Slokoska, L. Roman Jewellery, Sofia, 1991, item 103 for type.

Footnotes
Dr Bonewitz notes: 'These emeralds are almost certainly from Egypt, from the legendary 'Cleopatra's Mines'.'

Date
Tuesday 5th September 2017 to Saturday 9 September 2017: Antiquities & Coin Catalogue Auction

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Bid History: 3   |   Current bid: £3,800

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