London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
A PAIR OF PARTHIAN GOLD EARRINGS
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C./A.D.
Of hoof shape, gold wire wrapped around the terminals and decorated with gold spheres, each with hinged hoop; and a Western Asiatic pair of solid gold penannular hoop earrings, flaring to broader butting terminals, 1st millennium B.C.
5/8 in. (2.6 cm.) high and ¾ in. (2 cm.) diam. respectively (4)
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