5 December 2012
A ROMAN GOLD AND GARNET WINGED THUNDERBOLT PENDANT
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Centered by a pointed rhomboidal garnet framed by beaded wire in a dog-tooth setting, flanked by wings detailed with filigree beaded wire, with acanthus leaves on either end from which project three drop-shaped cabochon garnets in dog-tooth settings, divided by twisted prongs
1 7/8 in. (4.6 cm.) wide
with Münzen und Medaillen, Basel.
H.A. Bense-Brand; Sotheby's, London, 14 December 1995, lot 232.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 28 April 2004, lot 404.
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For a similar example see no. 3015 in Marshall, Catalogue of the Jewellery, Greek, Etruscan & Roman, in the Departments of Antiquities, British Museum.
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