Lot 77: Imperial Roman gold earrings set with garnets, with amphora pendant drops
November 30, 2016
Boston, MA, USALive Auction
Description: Mounted on removable gold earwires for wear.
Tapered lunette hoops with hound's tooth sheet bezels set with original garnets, the bezels set with encircled with minute granulation. Additional granulated decoration of amphora drops. Wires at base of drops would have originally been set with glass or pearl beads, now lost. Ancient Roman Turkey, 3d - 4th Centuries AD. No repair or restoration.
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Provenance: Acquired by the current owner in 1999 from a European collection, early 1980's.
Dimensions: 4.5 cm (1 3/4")