9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,375
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A GROUP OF ROMAN GOLD JEWELRY ELEMENTS
CIRCA 1ST-3RD CENTURY A.D.
Including a necklace composed of five gold leaves, once from a diadem, strung together with spherical, hemispherical and biconical carnelian, faience and mosaic glass beads; a necklace composed of six gold quatrefoil beads with granulation and six gold fan-shaped pendants, strung together with carnelian and jasper beads; a pair of gold pendants of spheres with pyramidal granulation attached to modern ear hoops fronted by a shield; and a single earring composed of a plain hoop supporting a length of loop-in-loop chain, terminating in a loop with a garnet set in a heart-shaped box, a garnet suspended below
First necklace: 15¼ in. (38.7 cm.) long (5)
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All acquired in Jerusalem in the 1960s-1970s.
PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK FAMILY COLLECTION