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Lot 0061A
Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd century CE. Certain to make heads turn, a stunning necklace presenting a symmetrical, well-balanced design comprised of twenty-four cut garnet beads, twenty 22K+ gold beads of columnar forms with bands of granules at each end and beaded rows running their lengths, and finally a 22K+ gold ancient Roman pendant composed of opposing hemispheres (or shields) with a cluster or granules adorning the lower end and a suspension loop resolving in a granule at either end. While many ancient Roman jewelry designs resembled those of the Greeks and the Egyptians, the hemispheric motif was purely a Roman creation. A beautiful piece of wearable art! 24.9 grams Size: 16" L (40.6 cm) plus a .375" L (1 cm) pendant; 17.375" L (44.1 cm) with pendant and clasp

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection

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Double hemispheric 22K+ gold pendant is ancient. 22K+ gold columnar beads, garnet beads, and 18K gold clasp are modern. Strung in modern times. Some of the gold columnar beads are missing beaded adornments. Slight surface wear to double hemispheric pendant, commensurate with age. Garnet beads are excellent. Beautiful and absolutely wearable!

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Stunning 22K+ Gold / Garnet Necklace w/ Roman Pendant

Estimate $4,000 - $6,000Jun 20, 2018