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Hellenistic Roman Gold Serpent Heads Bracelet

Lot 773 View Catalog

Description

Circa 2nd-3rd century AD A gold bracelet formed from helically coiled rod with serpent-head terminals and central granulated pin-and-loop mechanism to secure; provincial workmanship. Cf. Marshall, F.H. Catalogue of the Jewellery Greek, Etruscan and Roman in the Departments of Antiquities British Museum, item 2801. Gold, 30 grams, 64 mm (2 2/2") The property of a London City Gentleman acquired in Europe during the mid-1900's. The Hellenistic styles of ornament continued in production in the provincial workshops of the Eastern Roman empire into the 4th century AD and later.

Condition

Very fine condition.
Buyer's Premium

20%

Estimate £1,000 – £1,500
Starting Bid £900
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TimeLine Auctions Ltd.

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