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    Sale 12239

    Antiquities

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 72

    A PAIR OF GREEK GOLD DOUBLE LION-HEAD EARRINGS

    CIRCA EARLY 3RD CENTURY B.C.

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    A PAIR OF GREEK GOLD DOUBLE LION-HEAD EARRINGS
    CIRCA EARLY 3RD CENTURY B.C.
    The hoop composed of twisted wires, the lion-heads naturalistically modelled with chased detailing, each terminal with bands of darts and double beaded wire collars, the upper heads with a band of ivy with granulated berries and a central Herakles knot between the beaded wire collars, mounted onto modern ear studs
    1 in. (2.6 cm.) diam.; weight 9.2g and 8.9g


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    For the type see D. Williams and J. Ogden, Greek Gold: Jewellery of the Classical World, London, 1994, no. 148.

    Provenance

    with H. A. Cahn, Basel.
    Private collection, UK, acquired from the above March 1998.


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