EIGHT EARLY HELLENISTIC GREEK GOLD BEADS

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)

#2620

Ex: Swiss private collection Swiss market, 1998.

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

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