Lot 144: Roman Gold Earring with Intaglio and Chain
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 3rd-4th century AD. A gold earring with wire loop with round shield to the front, set with a garnet intaglio engraved with the figure of a bird standing on a two handled vase; below a gold plaited rope chain with gold sheet disc and tapering end. 2.23 grams, 73mm (2 3/4"). From a private Munich, German, collection; acquired on the European art market.
Condition Report: Fair condition.