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LOT 0145

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GBP (£) 10,000 - 14,000
EUR (€) 11,010 - 15,420
USD ($) 12,970 - 18,160

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£9,000 (EUR 9,912; USD 11,674) (+bp*)

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Byzantine Jewelled Gold Bracelet

6th-7th century AD

A gold articulating bracelet formed of hinged segments, each a group of three cells with scrolled filigree ornament between and hinge to each outer edge, the middle cell of each set with a blue glass bead and the outer ones with iridescent cabochon pearls and mother-of-pearl plaques, central cross of blue glass, each end a triangle of glass-set cells with loop finials. 64.98 grams, 20cm (8"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a English jewellery collector; previously in a 1980s UK collection; accompanied by an independent specialist report and valuation by graduate gemmologist and jewellery expert Anna Rogers, GIA GG, BA, Gem-A, ref. no.163890/7/10/2020; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10241-163890.