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Lot 1329

Parthian Gold Earrings. Circa A.D. 1st-2nd Centuries.Three pear-shaped garnets are set within a hollow gold cone. Suspended are three bell-shaped pendants held by drop chains. 2 in. (5.1cm.) in length. Weight: 12.0 grams.

The Parthians were, for centuries, the most dreaded enemies of Rome. Ancient gold jewelry is not often found so highly influenced by Roman style as these beautiful earrings.
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,500.
Ex Christie's 28 April 2004, lot 392. Before, ex Heidi Vollmoeller; acquired in 1960.


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