An East Roman gold necklet
Lot 160*
An East Roman gold necklet
Sold for £12,500 (US$ 20,425) inc. premium

Lot Details
An East Roman gold necklet
An East Roman gold necklet
Circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D.
Composed of an openwork band of heart-shaped buds between two hollow tubular borders, a central oval cabochon carnelian inlay in a box setting decorated with a granulated border, the necklet with two hinges for opening, 5½in (14cm) diam

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Private collection, Switzerland, acquired between 2002-2005.
    European private collection, formed in the 1970s-1980s.

    Literature:
    For a similar cabochon inlay in a Parthian necklace, cf. The British Museum online catalogue, acc.no. 1965,0215.1/ BM 134628. For a related necklace with hollow sheet-gold leaf-shaped motifs and a cabochon gem, cf. J. Harris (ed.) A Passion for Antiquities: Ancient Art from the Collection of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman, J. Paul Getty Museum and The Cleveland Museum of Art, pp. 329-31, no. 173.
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