GREEK GOLD CRESCENT PENDANT

 

 

£975.00

Measurements: 2.2 cm – width, 2.4 cm – height, 2.61 g - weight

 

Description: A superb Greek Hellenistic gold pendant in the form of a wide moon crescent with granules within the crescent surrounded by spirals, filigree braid around the perimeter and a small gold sphere at each base. The pendant has an integral suspension loop and a plain, flat back. The item is suitable for modern wear, on a modern gold chain. For any maintenance or alterations please consult a professional jeweller.

 

In the iconography of the Hellenistic period, the crescent became the symbol of Artemis (Roman Diana), the hunter goddess associated with the Moon.

 

Reference: Christie’s sale 1164, lot 560.

 

Provenance: German collection, 1980s.

 

Period: 2nd – 1st cent. BC

 

Condition: Very fine, intact. Minor earthy deposits on the surface.

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