Unusually large Imperial Roman gold pendant set with a table-cut banded agate.
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The bezel elaborately decorated with applied granulation and twisted wire. Eastern Empire, intact.

 

2nd - 3rd Centuries AD

 

Height: 6.8 cm.     (2 11/16 in.)

 

ex: European family collection by descent, before 1980's. Acquired by the current owner on the European market, 2001.

 

#3298

 

 

Comparandum:

Gonosova, Anna & Christine Konoleon; Art of Late Rome and Byzantium in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, 1994) pp.96-97, no.31

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