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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 311

    A ROMAN GOLD MEDALLION OF LUNA

    CIRCA 3RD-6TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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    Provenance

    French Private Collection, acquired in the late 1970s-early 1980s.