29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,000
GBP 600 - GBP 800
A PAIR OF GREEK GOLD CALF HEAD EARRINGS
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
The tapering twisted wire hoops terminating in calf heads emerging from collars decorated with tongued filigree; and a pair of Roman gold hoop earrings each with box setting with green glass inlays, circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D., both pairs with modern ear clasps
5/8 in. (1.6 cm.) and ½ in. (1.2 cm.) long av. respectively (4)
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