Lot 31: Roman Gold Pendant with Empress Cameo
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 1st-3rd century AD. A gold pendant comprising a ribbed loop and plaque with openwork foliate border, central cell with cameo bust of a young female, possibly an empress, with draped robe and mantle. See Marshall, F.H. Catalogue of the Jewellery, Greek, Etruscan and Roman, in the Department of Antiquities, British Museum, London, 1911, item 2726 for type. 8.56 grams, 37mm (1 1/2"). From an important European collection; formerly with a German gallery in the 1970s. Accompanied by a positive X-Ray Fluorescence metal analysis certificate.
Condition Report: Very fine condition.