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Lot 0207
6th-7th century AD. A matched pair of gold openwork earrings, each a crescent plaque with hook-and-eye closure, pair of openwork opposed birds among tendrils and leaves, beaded wire border. Cf. Wamser, L. Die Welt von Byzanz - Europas Östliches Erbe, München, 2004, item 604. 8.82 grams total, 30mm (1 1/4"). Property of a Richmond gentleman; part of his family collection formed before 1980; thence by descent. [2]


Very fine condition.

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Byzantine Gold Earrings with Birds

Estimate £600 - £800Sep 03