11 December 2003
TWO ANCIENT GOLD BRACELETS
Circa 5th Century B.C. and 1st Century A.D.
One Roman, with an oval hoop formed from a hollow tube with tapering ends coiled back around opposite ends; and one Western Asiatic, with a kidney-shaped hoop formed from a length of spiral wire
2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm.) wide (Western Asiatic) (2)
American Private Collection.
Acquired by the current owner in the 1980s.
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