A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD, GLASS AND PEARL EARRINGS
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A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD, GLASS AND PEARL EARRINGS

CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

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A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD, GLASS AND PEARL EARRINGS
CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
Each with tapering ear hoop mounted with circular box setting with twisted wire border and inlaid with iridescent glass, hung with pendant cylinder of twisted wire with pearl bead terminal, 1½ in. (3.8 cm.) long; a Roman gold and glass pendant earring, the oval box setting with glass inlay imitating banded agate, a grooved crossbar below with twin spirals, hung with three wire pendants, ear loop missing; another Roman gold earring with circular box setting and crossbar, inlay and pendants missing, both 3rd Century A.D., both 1 in. (2.5 cm.) long; a Roman gold earring, the 's'-shaped ear wire with pelta-shaped terminal, circa 2nd Century A.D., ¾ in. (1.9 cm.) long; a Greek gold pendant in the form of a hollow arched plate with central filigree six-petalled rosette, hung with three loop-in-loop chains each terminating in a flower bud, circa mid-1st millennium B.C., 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) long; a Byzantine gold necklace fragment, the box setting ornamented with granulation and stylized foliate motifs, 1 in. (2.6 cm.) long; a Frankish gilt bronze earring with faceted terminal, 7th-8th Century A.D., 1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) long; and three gold beads, one biconical and two with granulation (11)
Provenance
Acquired in 1986 (items two and three); 1960 (item four); 1967 (item five); 1992 from a private collector, Hong Kong (item six); and 1980 (item seven).
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Lot Essay

PUBLISHED:
Antiker Schmuck, Gold und Silber, Galerie Heidi Vollmoeller, Zurich, 1982, nos. 29 (item one), 20 (item four), 71 (item five) and 31 (item seven).
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