Lot 143: Roman Large Gold and Garnet Earring
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 3rd century AD. A gold earring comprising a piriform plaque with filigree border and central cabochon garnet, thick twisted loop to the reverse with granule, tubular dangle with lateral cells, filigree collar and wire extension, bead absent. Cf. Ruseva-Slokoska, L. Roman Jewellery, Sofia, 1991, item 57a for type. 4.0 grams, 42mm (1 3/4"). From a Harley Street private collection of jewellery, formed over 25 years.
Condition Report: Fine condition.