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A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD, GARNET AND CORNELIAN EARRINGS

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A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD, GARNET AND CORNELIAN EARRINGS

3RD CENTURY A.D.

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A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD, GARNET AND CORNELIAN EARRINGS 3RD CENTURY A.D. Each with oval box setting with bevelled cornelian inlay, two circular garnet inlays below, with pendant inverted pyramid composed of four large spheres, smaller granules and three beaded wire struts, with central tear-drop garnet inlay, twisted wire ear loop at back; and a pair of East Roman gold and garnet earrings, each navicella hoop set with four tear-drop cabochon garnet inlays surrounded by granulated border, with pendant pyramid sphere cluster below, hinged ear mechanism, circa 2nd Century A.D. 1½ in. (3.8 cm.) and 1 in. (2.5 cm.) long respectively (4)
Provenance
Sold Sotheby's New York, 21 May 1977, lot 158 (item one); acquired in 1963 (item two).
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PUBLISHED:
Antiker Schmuck, Gold und Silber, Galerie Heidi Vollmoeller, Zurich, 1982, nos. 28 and 16 respectively.

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