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Roman Pair of Gold Drop Earrings

Antiquities - Roman


LOT 388

Estimate
GBP (£) 220 - 280
EUR (€) 250 - 320
USD ($) 310 - 390
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £230

ROMAN PAIR OF GOLD DROP EARRINGS

1st-4th century AD. A pair of earrings comprising a gold wire hoop and a hemispherical cell, the front plate of which is decorated with granulation and filigree, and open to retain an annular blue bead; from a loop hangs a pelleted rod with a biconical blue gemstone at the lower end, above a fine spiral terminal. Gold, 3.95 grams total, 34 mm overall.

Condition
Extremely fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a Lady.

Literature
See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery, plate 54.

Date
Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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