9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,000
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A PAIR OF ETRUSCAN GOLD HAIR COILS AND A FIBULA
CIRCA MID 7TH CENTURY B.C.
The hair coils each formed from a length of plain wire coiled into a spiral, each end split into two strips enclosing an undulating wire framed by twisted wire, terminating in triangular bosses framed by twisted wire; the fibula of sanguisuga form, with a hollow arched bow and long narrow catchplate, the pin coiled where it emerges from the bow
Fibula: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) long (3)
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For related hair coils see the pair from Cerveteri now in the Villa Giula, no. 78 in Cristofani and Martelli, L'Oro degli Etruschi.
with Galerie de Serres, Paris, 1980s.
French Private Collection.