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LOT 0833

Estimate
GBP (£) 1,800 - 2,400
EUR (€) 2,150 - 2,870
USD ($) 2,450 - 3,270

Opening Bid
£1,620 (EUR 1,937; USD 2,206) (+bp*)

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Roman Gold Necklace with Gemstone Beads

c.1st century AD and later

A gold necklace composed of linked chain, sheet-gold tubular beads with caps, gold beads with carinated body and collars with applied granules, carnelian, lapis, amethyst and opaque glass beads of various types including biconical, oblate, barrel and capsule-shaped, small central discoid pendant with ribbed suspension loop, hook-and-eye closure. 18.66 grams, 44cm (17 1/4"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
Ex important Japanese private collection, 1970s-2010.

Literature
Cf. The Metropolitan Museum, accession number 95.16.13, for a necklace of similar style.