A pair of Roman gold, sapphire and emerald earrings, circa 2nd-3rd century AD. Estimation: USD 3,000 - 5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015
Each composed of a striated gold sheet halo, bisected by a plain wire threaded through a sapphire lentoid bead, joined to the plain earwire, a ribbed piriform band below with two loops, each supporting a wire below threaded through an emerald - Each: 15⁄16 in. (3.4 cm.) long
PROVENANCE: with Joseph G. Gerena, New York, 1999.
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