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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 280

    A GROUP OF ROMAN GOLD JEWELRY ELEMENTS

    CIRCA 1ST-3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    All acquired in Jerusalem in the 1960s-1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK FAMILY COLLECTION