6 July 2016,
Price realised GBP 17,500
GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000
A PAIR OF GREEK GOLD DOUBLE LION-HEAD EARRINGS
CIRCA EARLY 3RD CENTURY B.C.
The hoop composed of twisted wires, the lion-heads naturalistically modelled with chased detailing, each terminal with bands of darts and double beaded wire collars, the upper heads with a band of ivy with granulated berries and a central Herakles knot between the beaded wire collars, mounted onto modern ear studs
1 in. (2.6 cm.) diam.; weight 9.2g and 8.9g
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For the type see D. Williams and J. Ogden, Greek Gold: Jewellery of the Classical World, London, 1994, no. 148.
with H. A. Cahn, Basel.
Private collection, UK, acquired from the above March 1998.
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