Huge Roman Gold pendant decorated with Nymph and Satyr. Circa 2nd century AD. Ex private London collection, purchased before 1950. Most likely southern Italy. It is hard to describe just how large and stunning this pendant is. It will surely make an impact if worn today as it did 2,000 years ago. Suspension hoop is intact so it is perfectly wearable.
AD 1500-1525 Ivory, silver-gilt, and emerald rosary terminal bead from N. France or S. Netherlands with Lovers, Death's Head on inverse - memento mori (5 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 1 11/16 in.) - Met Museum 17.190.305
11-12th c. Iranian (possibly Syrian or Egyptian) gold earrings and pendant. The stems of the mushroom-shaped prongs are pierced, suggesting that strings of tiny pearls would have hung down. (2 5/16 in. max dia.) - Met Museum 2007.340
Gold "Basket" Earring Date: 6th century Geography: Made in, Northern France Culture: Byzantine Medium: Gold Dimensions: Overall: 1 x 9/16 in. (2.5 x 1.5 cm) Classification: Metalwork-Gold Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917