11 December 2003
A PAIR OF ETRUSCAN GOLD BRACELETS
Circa 6th Century B.C.
Each composed of a length of plain wire folded back and wound spirally, the ends merging into a single twisted wire curved back between the two, and ornamented with four large granules
1¾ in. (4.4 cm.) diameter (each) (2)
American Private Collection.
Acquired by the current owner in the 1980s.
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