NEW YORK – Jasper52 will conduct an online auction of fine ancient jewelry on Saturday, Oct. 7. This no-reserve auction – with bidding starting at $1 – offers a wide range of artifacts, from Bronze Age pins and bracelets to post-Medieval religious pendants. The sale also includes a large collection of Viking-era jewelry such as rings, mythological pendants and warriors’ amulets. Absentee and Internet bidding is available exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.
Heading the list of more than 125 lots is a bronze Viking pendant (above) that depicts the god Odin on horseback. Obtained from an old British collection, the pendant is expected to sell for $1,000-$1,500.
A Viking-era silver ring having a pale blue stone (below) is wearable and in fine condition. It has a $300-$400 estimate.
The eagle was a powerful symbol of strength and bravery in Viking culture. A bronze Viking era pendant bearing a double-headed eagle motive is a rare artifact in excellent condition.
A bronze Celtic bracelet decorated in a snake motif is from the Hallstatt Culture, 800-500 B.C. It is a rare artifact in excellent condition.
A great example of Medieval jewelry is a fancy pair of Renaissance earrings of gold gilded silver and having elaborately decorated hinged central sections with tassels and gems. Obtained from an old Austrian collection, the earrings are estimated at $500-$700.
Dating to ancient Rome is a pendant depicting Eros, the god of erotic love. The bronze pendant is in excellent condition.
Buyers will also fine rare Roman soldier’s pendants and Crusader’s crosses.
All items start from $1 with no reserve price. Each lot will be accompanied by a guarantee of authenticity.
The auction will begin at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time.