13 October 2008
A GROUP OF MAINLY SILVER, BRONZE AND GLASS JEWELLERY
1ST MILLENNIUM B.C. AND LATER
Including a turquoise 'frit' melon and 'black' glass bead necklace, the beads graduating in size, restrung; three turquoise 'frit' melon beads, 1st millennium B.C., beads 7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) diam. max.; a pair of bronze hoop earrings with coiling spiral chain and pendant beads, 1 in. (2.7 cm.) high; three Romano-Egyptian 'millefiori' glass tile fragments, circa 1st Century B.C./A.D., 1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) across max.; a pair of silver earrings with openwork ball terminal; a similar pair of bronze earrings, one with two pendants and chains attached, 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high incl. chain; a group of bronze, hardstone and glass rings including two Roman 'black' glass rings, one with white glass Medusa head bezel, both circa 1st Century A.D.; an agate intaglio of a lion in silver hoop, hoop circa 3rd Century A.D.; a Roman banded agate truncated conical intaglio with head of Athena; a similar red jasper intaglio with combined monogram including a Chi-Rho, both in fragmentary silver hoops, both circa 3rd-4th Century A.D.; two Byzantine high-bezelled bronze rings, circa 7th Century A.D.; a silver bracelet with bands of fluted and ribbed decoration, terminals with applied knobs; a twisted bronze bracelet with faceted terminals; another, the flat terminals with incised concentric rings; other bronze bracelets, all mainly Roman, Byzantine and later, mainly 3rd Century A.D. and later, 2¾ in. (7 cm.) diam. max.(a lot)
German private collection, formed during the 1960s-1970s.
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PUBLISHED:Silver bracelet and ring: L. Geiges, Die Regio, Landschaft am Oberrhein, Eine Kulturgeschichte in Bildern, Köln, 1986.
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