Lot 74: Hellenistic Bactrian gold earrings, mounted on removable modern gold earwires for wear
November 30, 2016
Boston, MA, USALive Auction
Description: Wire hoops with frontal gold sheet discs, the edge encircled with granulation. Within, a concentric circle of applied wire, also encircled with granulation. Intact goldwork would have originally contained enamel inlay, now lost. Tillya Tepe type, 3d - 2nd Centuries BC, ancient Greek Afghanistan or Pakistan.
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Provenance: New York private collection, Mr. Jan, 1980's-early 1990's. Acquired by the current owner in New York, 1993.
Dimensions: 2.1 cm (8/10")