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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 58

    A HELLENISTIC GOLD ROSETTE PIN

    LATE 4TH/EARLY 3RD CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A HELLENISTIC GOLD ROSETTE PIN
    LATE 4TH/EARLY 3RD CENTURY B.C.
    The rosette in the form of eight petals each with spiral beaded wire borders; and a pair of Hellenistic gold bird earrings, each twisted wire hoop terminating in a dove, with applied beaded wire wings and feet, traces of enamel in eyes and tail feathers, late 4th/early 3rd Century B.C.
    1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) and ¾ in. (2 cm.) high respectively (3)


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a Swiss private collection.