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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 49

    FOUR ROMAN GOLD AND GARNET PENDANTS

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C./A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    FOUR ROMAN GOLD AND GARNET PENDANTS
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C./A.D.
    Comprising one of lunate shape, with central cabochon garnet in dog-tooth setting, surrounded by bands of plain, rope and filigree wires, each lower corner decorated with applied ivy leaf and filigree pyramids, the wide strap suspension tube decorated with small embossed rosette, 7/8 in. (2.3 cm.) wide; another similar circular openwork pendant with central cross bisected with cabochon garnet, suspension tube with applied ivy leaf, ¾ in. (2 cm.) diam.; a circular pendant with large central cabochon garnet, surrounded by plain wire rays, ¾ in. (2 cm.) diam.; and a teardrop-shaped pendant with scrolls either side of lower edge, with filigree dots, the tip with ivy leaf-shaped knob with filigree dots, with central tear-shaped cabochon garnet, 1 in. (2.5 cm.) long (4)


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    Provenance

    German private collection, formed during the 1960s-1970s.