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A PAIR OF ACHAEMENID GOLD EARRINGS CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C. Each constructed of gold sheet forming a large hollow hoop, rectangular in section, each corner bordered by a double row of granulation framing a thin plain wire, ornamented entirely on the sides and along the outer edge with six-petalled rosettes formed of small sheet disks, centered by a large concave disk, the plain ear wire hinged to both ends of the hoop Each: 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm.) long

A PAIR OF NABATEAN OR EASTERN ROMAN GOLD EARRINGS CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D. Each formed from a plain tapering hoop, adorned with clusters of granules, the underside joined to plain wires framing a beaded wire, with a fringe of seven triangles of granulation, each capped with a large hollow sphere, and interspersed by twisted wire loops, each end terminating in a voluted twisted wire beside a small hollow sphere; joined to modern gold balls and ear posts

A PAIR OF GRAECO-ROMAN GOLD AND GARNET EARRINGS CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-3RD CENTURY A.D. Each composed of large hoop with a goat head terminal, with long twisted wire horns, a disc suspended below centred by a cabochon garnet surrounded by bands of twisted, plaited and plain wire, a pendant bird below, its wings, tail feathers, feet and eyes all with twisted wire decoration

A PAIR OF ETRUSCAN GOLD HAIR COILS AND A FIBULA CIRCA MID 7TH CENTURY B.C. The hair coils each formed from a length of plain wire coiled into a spiral, each end split into two strips enclosing an undulating wire framed by twisted wire, terminating in triangular bosses framed by twisted wire; the fibula of sanguisuga form, with a hollow arched bow and long narrow catchplate, the pin coiled where it emerges from the bow Fibula: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) long

A ROMANO-EGYPTIAN GOLD BRACELET CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C. Formed from a hoop of stout wire, round in section, with die-stamped terminals in the form of draped busts of goddesses, perhaps Isis and Nephthys, their faces framed by long hair, the folds of their drapery detailed, with a hook-and-loop closure projecting from the tops of their heads 2¼ in. (5.7 cm.) wide

A SYRIAN GOLD AND BANDED AGATE PENDANT CIRCA 1700 B.C. The oval agate bead with a pointed tip; threaded by a plain gold wire loop to a hemispherical cap of thin sheet gold embellished with three bands of double rows of granulation flanking a plain wire, looped to a ring of plain wire, its tapering ends overlapping and wrapped spirally around itself; joined to an ancient-style gold loop-in-loop chain 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) long

A PAIR OF ETRUSCAN GOLD DISKS CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C. Each formed of domed sheet, encircled by granules, elaborately adorned in concentric rings, with clusters of granulation, filigree spirals centered by granules, clusters of granulation around larger granules, centered by a piriform knob embellished with granulation; mounted as earrings with modern gold backs and posts

A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD AND GLASS EARRINGS. Circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D. Each drop-shaped, set with a blue glass and framed by a pair of twisted ribbons punctuated by granules, a bow below of sheet with incised grooves and voluted ends, a cluster of granules in the centre, the lower edge with a beaded wire border from which is suspended three lengths of loop-in-loop chain, each terminating in a glass bead and a large and small hollow sphere, a hooked ear wire in back.

A PAIR OF EAST GREEK or ANATOLIAN GOLD HOOP EARRINGS CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C. Each penannular, formed from five hollow spheres with hemispheres at the ends, the joins ornamented with double rows of granulation, the flat side of each hemisphere with a hinge to which is pinned the arching ear wire

A CARTHAGINIAN GOLD PENDANT CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C. Shrine-shaped, in Egyptianizing style, with uraei flanking a granulated "bottle idol" upon an altar with a cavetto cornice, a large granule in the center of the cornice, bordered with two rows of granulation framing plain wire, surmounted by a ribbed suspension loop 1 3/16 in. (3 cm.) long

A PAIR OF GREEK GOLD AND GARNET EARRINGS HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C. Each with a plain hoop joined to a rosette centered by a bezel-set cabochon garnet, the sheet petals embellished with filigree, sheet cones suspended below ornamented with filigree tongues, capping a spherical garnet bead, an inverted granulated pyramid on the underside; joined to modern gold earwires

A GREEK GOLD BRACELET CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C. The penannular hoop round in section, with lion-head terminals joined to the ends by a cylindrical collar, a small beaded wire at the join, a larger beaded wire framed by plain wire behind the heads, each lion head with an incised radiating mane, the short rounded ears high on the head, the eyes bulging within the recessed sockets, the whiskers incised 3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) wide