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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 83

    A PAIR OF BACTRIAN GOLD PENANNULAR HAIR OR EARRINGS

    CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF BACTRIAN GOLD PENANNULAR HAIR OR EARRINGS
    CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.
    Of hollow form, each decorated with double rows of separately applied raised bosses in between thin bands of coiled wire
    1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) diam. max. (2)


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    Cf. Exhibition catalogue, Treasures of Ancient Bactria, Miho Museum, 2002, p. 131, nos. t-u for similar earrings.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    Please note that the lots of Iranian origin are subject to U.S. trade restrictions which currently prohibit the import into the United States. Similar restrictions may apply in other countries.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    Private collection since 1973.