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Lot 305 - Auction 66 - Part II

Estimate:
12.000,00-15.000,00 GBP
Starting price:
8.000,00 GBP
Price realized:
8.500,00 GBP
Bids:
2


A pair of etruscan gold disc ear-stud.
diam. 46 mm; gr. 19,30

Gold discs decorated with filigree, granulation and beaded wire. In the center concentric circles in plain with large granulated globules. Round this center part, alternated circles separated by thin gold plate with plain circle, and again granulated globules. The external circles are decorated in filigree with spiral pattern. Around the border, a large band of twisted wire.
Very fine execution and good state of condition.
For parallels see: London British Museum, inv. 1842,0728.137; Louvre Museum: Boucles d'oreilles en forme de disque. Motif floral entouré de frises de volutes et de coeurs. Seconde moitié du VIe siècle avant J.-C. Or. Filigrane et granulation. Collection Campana, 1863 (Département des Antiquités grecques, étrusques et romaines n. Bj 45, Bj 46); Marshall 1911, pp. 136-137, n. 1414 tav. 20; Aa. Vv., L'oro degli Etruschi, p. 293 n. 148
Late 6th century B.C.



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