Hellenistic Amethyst and Gold Beads

strung as a necklace with an 18-karat gold S-hook clasp



4th - 2nd Centuries BC


Necklace Length: 45.7 cm.       (18 in.)


ex: private American collection, early 1970's


Liu, Robert ; A Universal Aesthetic. Collectable Beads (Vista, 1995) 





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