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Lot 0013
**Originally Listed At $200**

Rome Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A lovely pair of 20 karat gold earrings both displaying overall crescent moon shapes - hollow in form and adorned with three sections of wrapped wiring. The crescent moon is associated with Luna, the divine embodiment of the moon usually depicted in Roman art paired with the Sun and driving a four-horse chariot known as a quadriga. Lunar motifs are also linked with the Roman goddesses Diana and Juno. Size: .625" L x .5" W (1.6 cm x 1.3 cm); Weight: 2.2 grams

Provenance: ex-private east coast, USA collection

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Wires show some bending. Lunate sections with expected denting, one with a perforation. While not wearable in current state, a jeweler may be able to set them with a modern fitting.

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Roman 20K Gold Earrings - Lunate Design - 2.2 g

Estimate $400 - $600Feb 26, 2018