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Western Asiatic Bactrian Gold Earring Pair
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5th century BC. A matched pair of fabricated earrings, each comprising a hollow penannular tube with domed finials, hinge and suspension bar attached; to the outer edge of the tube, nine rings each with a hollow discoid pendant; to the inner edge of the tube, a crescentic plaque set with six garnet cloisons and a heart-shaped cell with granule detail, inset cabochon garnet, supporting a sheet gold flower. 24 grams total, 54mm each (2 1/4"). From an important North London collection formed before 1980. Cf. crescent earrings with pendants in Williams, D. & Ogden, J. Greek Gold - Jewellery of the Classical World, London, 1994, item 9. [2]
Condition
Fine condition.
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Western Asiatic Bactrian Gold Earring Pair

Estimate £600 - £800
Feb 13, 2015
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Starting Price £600
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0689: Western Asiatic Bactrian Gold Earring Pair
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Est. £600 - £800Starting Price £600
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Feb 13, 2015 4:00 AM EST
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Lot 0689 Details
Description
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5th century BC. A matched pair of fabricated earrings, each comprising a hollow penannular tube with domed finials, hinge and suspension bar attached; to the outer edge of the tube, nine rings each with a hollow discoid pendant; to the inner edge of the tube, a crescentic plaque set with six garnet cloisons and a heart-shaped cell with granule detail, inset cabochon garnet, supporting a sheet gold flower. 24 grams total, 54mm each (2 1/4"). From an important North London collection formed before 1980. Cf. crescent earrings with pendants in Williams, D. & Ogden, J. Greek Gold - Jewellery of the Classical World, London, 1994, item 9. [2]
Condition
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Fine condition.
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