27 October 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 6,250
GBP 6,000 - GBP 9,000
A HELLENISTIC GOLD EARRING WITH FIGURE OF EROS RIDING AN IBEX
CIRCA 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.
The winged Eros holding a thrysos, seated on the ibex forepart, the twisted wire 'hoop' extended out to the rear
2 in. (5 cm.) long
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Acquired in Germany, 1971.
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