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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 470

    A ROMAN GOLD AND AMETHYST BROOCH

    CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN GOLD AND AMETHYST BROOCH
    CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
    With a convex oval cabochon amethyst set in a plain flanged bezel enclosed within a broad oval frame of pierced-work volutes, edged with a hatched border, with four wide plain hoops on the underside for attachment
    1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm.) long


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    For similar frames see fig. 64, p. 51 in Yeroulanou, Diatrita, Gold Pierced-Work Jewellery from the 3rd to the 7th Century.

    Provenance

    German Private Collection.
    New York Art Market, 2000.