26 - 27 October 2004
A GREEK GOLD LYNX OR CARACAL EARRING PROTOME
2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
The lynx forepart emerges from a collared spool, with incised details, an attachment loop on crown of head; and a Hellenistic gold pendant in the form of a frontal lion's head, decorated with extensive granulation and spiked mane, suspension loop above, circa 3rd Century B.C.
5/8 in. (1.5 cm.) high and diam. respectively (2)
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