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GBP (£) 5,000 - 7,000
EUR (€) 5,540 - 7,760
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Scythian Gold Clad Torc Pair

4th-3rd century BC

A substantial matched pair of gold clad neck-rings, each with alternating ribbed and hatched bands, lion-head finials. 440 grams total, 23.2-23.5cm (9 1/4"). Fine condition. [2]

Provenance
From an important Mayfair, London, UK, collection, formed 1970-1999; thence by descent.
Literature
Cf. Hellmuth, A., Da Esti A Ovest: Le Tombe Principesche degli Sciti, in Bonora, G.L. and Marzatico, F., Ori dei Cavalieri delle Steppe, Milan, 2007, p.175 (plate 13).