Lot 2297: Western Asiatic Sassanian Gold and Garnet Earrings
December 9, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 3rd-6th century AD. A pair of gold earrings consisting of a hinged wire hoop connected to a crescent with two teardrop-shaped shields set with garnets; below a drum-shaped body with filigree granulation around teardrop-shaped settings with garnets. 7.54 grams total, 39mm (1 1/2"). Private collection, London, UK; formerly with Persepolis Gallery, Mayfair, London, UK; in the 1980s. 
Condition Report: Fine condition.