• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 120

    A PAIR OF GREEK GOLD CALF HEAD EARRINGS

    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF GREEK GOLD CALF HEAD EARRINGS
    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
    The tapering twisted wire hoops terminating in calf heads emerging from collars decorated with tongued filigree; and a pair of Roman gold hoop earrings each with box setting with green glass inlays, circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D., both pairs with modern ear clasps
    5/8 in. (1.6 cm.) and ½ in. (1.2 cm.) long av. respectively (4)


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    Provenance

    The Property of a Lady; Christie's London, 3 July 1996, lot 105.