29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,250
Estimate GBP 700 - GBP 1,000
A PAIR OF PARTHIAN GOLD EARRING PENDANTS
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The long pyramidal shaped pendants composed of three vertical rows of hollow spheres enclosed within plaited bands, ribbed cap terminals with suspension loops above
2 1/8 in. (5.5 cm.) long (2)
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