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CNG 88, Lot: 2141. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Pair of gold earrings. Romano-Byzantine, 4th-6th centuries AD. Each with loop meeting at granulated lozenges above four globules, supporting removable pin for securing. Five small rings each holding two loop-in-loop pendant chains terminating in globules. Length: approx. 4.5cm; weight: 4.15 and 4.41g. Probably missing pearls. Fine workmanship. Wearable.

Of a type popular from at least the 3rd century, particularly in Egypt, where the majority of examples are found.