BYZANTINE GOLD EARRINGS WITH A CROSS

£1,500.00

Measurements: 3.6 – 3.8 cm – length, 4.52 g – weight

 

Description: A rare matched pair of gold earrings, each a twisted wire hoop with discoid plaque, central granule and beaded wire border; vertical corrugated tube with bulb below, granule and filigree detailing, granule cluster below; to the outer face a cruciform appliqué with five punched points.

 

Period: 6th - 8th  cent. AD

 

Provenance: From the important collection of Christian artefacts formed by a London gentleman; acquired on the London art market prior to 1980.

 

Condition: Very fine.

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