6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 9,375
Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000
A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD EARRINGS
CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
Each composed of a hoop of two plain and two beaded wires twisted together, tapering at one end and formed into a hook above a convex disk, the hoop supporting a pendant, the upper portion with two square sheets divided by a ribbed tube in the center, with four coiled volutes at the corners interspersed with beaded wire, the lower portion an inverted stack of hollow spheres with a ribbed tube extension terminating in a hollow sphere, with three coiled volutes along the tube, all ringed with granulation
Each: 2½ in. (6.3 cm.) long (2)
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German Private Collection.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 6 December 2000, lot 133.
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