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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 81

    A PAIR OF BYZANTINE PENDANT GOLD EARRINGS

    5TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF BYZANTINE PENDANT GOLD EARRINGS
    5TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.
    The hollow leech-shaped hoops tapering to thin wire ends, at the front of the hoop a tear-shaped setting containing a garnet, a pyramidal cluster pendant below of hollow gold spheres with small garnet in frontal setting
    1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm.) long (2)


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    Provenance

    English private collection: sold Christie's London, 12 December 1989, lot 51.