9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 20,000
Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000
A ROMAN GOLD MEDALLION OF LUNA
CIRCA 3RD-6TH CENTURY A.D.
The sheet disk with a repoussé bust of the moon goddess depicted frontally wearing a sleeveless tunic, her center-parted hair rolled back along the sides of her face and falling along her neck, a crescent moon behind her, the medallion with a raised ribbon border, perforated above and threaded through by a hooked wire
2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm.) diameter
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