9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,125
Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD EARRINGS
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Each with a hoop of spiral twisted wire tapering to a plain wire at each end, a shield joined to the hoop, a protruding knob at the center, enclosed within a border of twisted wire, a fixed pendant below of seven hollow spheres, ornamented with inverted granulated pyramids; modern gold earwires joined to the hoop
Each: 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm.) long (2)
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Massachusetts Private Collection, 1978.
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