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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 31

    A GROUP OF MAINLY LA TÈNE GOLD AND BRONZE JEWELLERY

    4TH CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D. AND LATER

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF MAINLY LA TÈNE GOLD AND BRONZE JEWELLERY
    4TH CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D. AND LATER
    Comprising a pair of La Tène gold hoop earrings, with overlapping coiled terminals, 1½ in. (4 cm.) diam.; a bronze torque of twisted form with interlocking terminals, with three beads (two of marvered glass) attached to a bronze wire pendant loop, circa 1st Century B.C./A.D., 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam.; four La Tène bronze fibulae, each with turned up tail with decorative coral or shell inlay rosettes, late 4th Century B.C., 2½ in. (6.4 cm.) long max.; a group of La Tène bronze fibulae, circa 3rd-1st Century B.C., 3½ in. (9 cm.) long av.; and an Italic bronze fibula of 'Serpent' type with extended curved pin and disc catch-plate, 8th Century B.C., 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) long (17)


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    Provenance

    German private collection, formed during the 1960s-1970s.