6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 22,500
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A NECKLACE OF ELEVEN BYZANTINE GOLD CROSSES
CIRCA 7TH CENTURY A.D.
Each originally part of a necklace, now strung with both ancient and modern beads, including twelve pearl beads, six irregularly shaped pink tourmaline beads, and six faceted cylindrical green chalcedony beads, terminating in openwork disks with volutes, topped with a hook-and-loop closure, the edges ribbed, granulation at the join
26 in. (66 cm.) long
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