A pair of Roman gold, sapphire and emerald earrings, circa 2nd-3rd century AD. Estimation: USD 3,000 - 5,000Photo 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: 1516 in. (3.4 cm.) long

PROVENANCEwith Joseph G. Gerena, New York, 1999.

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