6 December 2007,
Price realised USD 17,500
USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
A ROMAN GOLD AND AMETHYST BROOCH
CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
With a convex oval cabochon amethyst set in a plain flanged bezel enclosed within a broad oval frame of pierced-work volutes, edged with a hatched border, with four wide plain hoops on the underside for attachment
1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm.) long
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For similar frames see fig. 64, p. 51 in Yeroulanou, Diatrita, Gold Pierced-Work Jewellery from the 3rd to the 7th Century.
German Private Collection.
New York Art Market, 2000.
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