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Lot 0036A
Late Roman to Early Byzantine, ca. 4th to 8th century CE. A stunning pair of impressive 20K+ gold and garnet hoop earrings - each one featuring a 14-sided polygonal pendant - also comprised of 20K+ gold - with four faces containing a garnet inlay, 10 faces featuring clusters of granules, and filigree borders between the faces. Believe it or not, the Romans invented the hoop earring which developed around 300 BCE - and these outstanding examples are a mesmerizing interpretation of the form! Total weight: 10.4 grams

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection; ex-Neil Phillips collection, New York, New York, USA, acquired in the 1980s

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Slight indentations and normal wear commensurate with age, one garnet and some granules missing, but overall very good and wearable.

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Roman / Byzantine 22K+ Gold & Garnet Earrings 10.4 g

Estimate $2,500 - $3,500Oct 11, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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