Unusually large Imperial Roman gold pendant set with a table-cut banded agate.
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.
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