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Achaemenid Gold Censer Gold, 5th-4th century B.C.E. H. 9.8 cm. This high-footed cup form is thought to originally have been a censer. The foot with its rounded bottom is incised from the center of the base with a radiating pattern of thin lines which rise up the sides of the foot. This may have been designed to represent the rising smoke of the incense. (Click the picture for the full description at Flickr, quote from the Miho Museum site)
A PAIR OF GREEK GOLD SPIRAL LION-HEAD EARRINGS HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.-3RD CENTURY B.C. Each with twisted tapering hoop, terminating in a lion's head emerging from a collar decorated with loop and scroll filigree; and another similar pair with loop emerging from lion's mouth ¾ in. (1.8 cm.) diam. max.
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 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