Lot 558: Parthian Gold Cotton Reel and Bodkin
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 3rd century BC-3rd century AD. A pair of gold sewing accessories comprising: a hollow-formed reel or bobbin with rolled rims; a round-section tapering bodkin with hooked eye. 44 grams total, 26-91mm (1 - 3 3/4"). Private collection, London, UK; formerly with Persepolis Gallery, Mayfair, London, UK; in the 1980s. 
Condition Report: Extremely fine condition.