9 December 2008
A ROMAN GOLD AND GARNET NECKLACE
CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
Composed of twenty-four lenticular garnet beads, each strung on lengths of twisted gold wire coiled into interlocking loops at each end, finished with a hook and loop closure
14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) long
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 15 December 1992, lot 53.
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For a similar example see p. 198 in De Juliis, Gli Ori de Taranto in Età Ellenistica.
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