11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,000
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A PAIR OF BYZANTINE GOLD EARRINGS
CIRCA 10TH CENTURY A.D.
Each with a penannular earwire, round in section, the central decorative element a large biconical bead, embellished with filigree circles at the central peak, braided wire and a single plain wire band in between, filigree circles and beaded wire at the ends, spiral twisted beaded wire along the length; modern twisted wire coiled around the hoop and joined to ear posts
Each: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) wide (2)
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