TWO HELLENISTIC GOLD EARRINGS

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Hoop is formed of coiled wires tapering to the end to be hooked into a loop, other end consisting of ornamental collar; garnet and cornelian bead in between head of calf and collar; meant to wearing upside down.

Diam. 2 cm. Ex priv. coll. C. d. K., Netherlands, acquired from Royal Athena Galleries, New York 2004.

4th cent. BC

 

Cf. R.A. Higgins, Greek and Roman Jewellery, London 1961, p. 161-2 III, pl. 47H

 8.750

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