EIGHT EARLY HELLENISTIC GREEK GOLD BEADS
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A collection of eight early Hellenistic Greek gold beads including two repoussé ribbed barrel-beads with applied “beaded” wire terminals, and six intricately executed Herakles Knot beads, each decorated with a tiny sheet flower of eight petals with applied wire details and a central granule.

 

Magna Graecia (?), late 4th Century BC

 

Height: 16 mm.     (0 5/8 in.)

(Max. Measurements)

 

Ex: Swiss private collection Swiss market, 1998.

 

#2620

 

Published:

Antiquarium; Ancient Treasures XX. (London, 2022) p.19

 

Comparandum:

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  acc. no. 01.8175a-e.

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