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Lot 29: Roman Gold Fretwork Earring with Emeralds

Antiquities: Day 1

by TimeLine Auctions

December 6, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: 2nd-3rd century AD. A matched pair of gold earrings, each an openwork plaque of radiating ivy-leaf motifs around a twisted wire frame and horizontal emerald(?) bead, transverse ribbed bar below supporting three dangles with glass beads, hook to the reverse. Cf. Ruseva-Slokoska, L. Roman Jewellery, Sofia, 1991, item 50a for type. 8.11 grams total, 54mm (2 1/4"). From a Harley Street private collection of jewellery, formed over 25 years. [2]

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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