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Attractive Hellenestic Gold Earrings

CNG 111, Lot: 1168. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

A pair of gold earrings. Near East, Hellenistic Period, 3rd-1st centuries BC. Two gold earrings, each with hollow-formed loop decorated with filigree pattern and four teardrop-shaped bezels each holding garnet stone; opposite ends ornamented with a shield set with a small garnet and raised disk. A bronze pin attaches the loops to their pendants, each composed of opposing pattern of triangles decorated with lines of granulation, above an alternating pattern of of hollow beads and garnets set within teardrop-shaped bezels. Height: 4.7cm; total weight: 20.84g. Good condition but with some damage and loss, particularly on the pendants.