Lot 7. An Etruscan Gold Wreath, circa late 4th-early 3rd Century B.C. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.
composed of a broad band with rounded ends, the central boss flanked on each side by four overlapping rows of laurel leaves, additional leaves above and below, each leaf bisected by three raised lines, the ends of the wreath each embossed with a large palmette. Length 34 cm. 13 3/8 in.
Provenance: Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Kunstwerke der Antike, November 29th, 1958, no. 159, illus.
Swiss Private Collection, acquired at the above sale
by descent to the present owner