A Roman gold and carnelian bracelet

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Lot 195*
A Roman gold and carnelian bracelet

Sold for £ 6,250 (US$ 8,082) inc. premium

Antiquities

25 Apr 2012, 11:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

A Roman gold and carnelian bracelet
Syrian, circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D.
Composed of a solid spiral hoop with ribbed sheet gold terminals, hinged to an eight-pointed solid bezel set with a high cabochon carnelian, 2½in (6.4cm) diam

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    San Francisco private collection acquired from Antiquarium Ltd., New York in 1987.
    European private collection formed between the 1960s and 1970s.

    Literature:
    There is a very similar bracelet in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum, New York: inv. no. 1995.539.13. Also cf. P.F. Davidson & A. Oliver Jnr., Ancient Greek and Roman Gold Jewellery in the Brooklyn Museum, New York, 1984, fig.208, p.152.
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