• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 130

    A ROMAN GOLD AND AMETHYST BEAD NECKLACE

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D. AND LATER

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN GOLD AND AMETHYST BEAD NECKLACE
    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D. AND LATER
    Composed of mainly amethyst biconical beads, graduated in size, interspersed with gold granulated beads, some beads of later date, restrung with modern clasp
    14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1970s.