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Ancient Jewelry

Roman Empire, c. 2nd - 3rd Century A.D., Choice and Wearable Pair of Ornate Gold Earrings

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AS93744. a matching pair of ornate gold earrings, c. 2nd - 3rd century A.D., choice, and wearable!, each a hoop with granules around, ropework attachment loop, each with two attached loops with openwork filigree spokes and granules, c. 4.1 cm from top to bottom, 5.21g + 5.30g = 10.51g total; ex Tom Cederlind; SOLD


Phoenician (Palestinian Manufacture), 3/4" Glass Head Pendant, 5th Century B.C.

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AM32371. Phoenician (Palestinian manufacture) glass head pendant, Choice, 1.9 cm (3/4"), white opaque glass face and black circular eyes white dot for chin, black hair top and loop for suspension, double headed with the same on the back side, complete and intact; very rare; SOLD


Byzantine, Eastern Mediterranean, Gold Earrings, 6th - 7th Century A.D.

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Jewelry with these flat backed disk like pellet globules was popular across the Byzantine empire and with the barbarian tribes to the north. Examples have been found from Sicily to Hungary and Northern Bulgaria. Most or all of this jewelry was probably made in the Eastern Mediterranean, possibly in Syria. Examples have been found with coins from Tiberius II (578 - 582) to Heraclius (610- 641).
AS34486. Earrings; cf. Byzantine and Early Medieval Antiquities in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, Volume II, 85; 2.9 cm (1 1/8") long, 4.597 grams, Superb, pair of loop earrings each with two single globules and a central large multi formed globuled drop pendant; complete, intact and wearable; SOLD


Egyptian, Royal Scarab, Queen Hatshepsut, 1503 - 1482 B.C.

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AF33363. Scarab, Historical Scarabs p. 30, 915, Choice, 16 mm long, green glazed carved steatite, base design with cartouche of Queen HATSHEPSUT, nice color; very rare ruler; SOLD


Egyptian, Large Scarab, Possibly of King Psamtek I, 26th Dynasty, 664 - 610 B.C.

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

AF33356. Scarab, Choice, 32 mm long; brown carved steatite, wings ornamented with Bes standing and another deity; base design of RA-MEN (KHEPER) and Uraeus on left with wings to right.; SOLD


Medes (Northwestern Iran), Gold Decorative Pendant, 8th - 7th Century B.C.

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The Medes, an ancient Iranian people, lived in the northwestern portions of present-day Iran, the area known as Media. They entered this region with the first wave of Iranian tribes, in the late 2nd millennium B.C. By the 6th century B.C., after having together with the Babylonians defeated the Neo-Assyrian Empire, the Medes establish their authority, lasting for about sixty years, from the sack of Nineveh in 612 B.C. until 549 B.C. when Cyrus the Great established the Achaemenid Empire by defeating Astyages, king of Media.
SH40753. Gold pendant, pre-empire Median; sun with rays, stars between the rays arranged in a circle, Choice, some perforations, weight 7.706 g, maximum diameter 71 mm, SOLD


Roman, Pair of Gold Earrings, 2nd - 3rd Century A.D.

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SH49964. Gold earrings, overall length 3.2 cm, wearable, Choice, each with loop decorated with of pyramids of granules on outer faces and a run of granules on sides, drop pendant with hollow globe ornamented with pyramids of granules; a few tiny granules missing; ex CNG; SOLD


Punic (Carthage or Syro-Palestinian Coast), Glass Caricature Head Pendant, Late 6th - 5th Century B.C.

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

A recent European auction listed a similar but complete piece with an estimate of 18,000 Euros!
SH32405. Head pendant; cf. Corning Pre-Roman 214, Choice, 1.6 cm (5/8"), core-formed, yellow face and ears, white eyes with blue centers, white blob center of forehead, blue beard, blue and white spiral striped hair band, lower beard, back and loop missing; rare; SOLD


Roman, Intaglio Engraved Gem Stone, 1st - 3rd century A.D.

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AS90832. Antike Gemmen Deutschen -, Marlborough -; Intaglio engraved translucent red carnelian, weight 0.406 g, maximum diameter 11.2 mm, Dioscuri standing facing, heads confronted, each holds a bow(?) in inner hand and spear in outer hand, star above each head, crescent moon with horns up above center, from The Jimi Berlin Caesarea Collection, found at Caesarea, Israel; SOLD


Egyptian, Blue-Green Glazed Scarab, 18th Dynasty, 1567 - 1320 B.C.

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

This rendering of the lion over victim is similar to Thutmosis III scarabs, 1504 - 1450 B.C.
AF33358. Scarab, 15 mm long; blue-green glazed steatite, base design with lion to right standing above lying victim, uraeus and nefer right; chip at wing end, mounted on a modern gold chain; lovely color; SOLD




  




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REFERENCES|

Andrews, C. Ancient Egyptian Jewelry. (New York, 1997).
Boardman, J. Archaic Greek Gems. (London, 1968).
Coarelli, F. Greek and Roman Jewellery. (London, 1966).
Deppert-Lippitz, B. Ancient Gold Jewelry, Dallas Museum of Art. (Dallas, 1966).
Henig, M. A Corpus of Roman Engraved Gemstones from British Sites, Part I. British Archeological Reports 8(i). (Oxford, 1974).
Hoffmann, H. & P. Davidson. Greek Gold, Jewelry from the Age of Alexander. (Mainz, 1966).
Marshal, F. Catalogue of the Jewellery, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman in the Departments of Antiquities, British Museum. (London, 1969).
MŁnzen und Medaillen A.G. Werke Antiker Goldschmiedekunst, Griechenland - Etrurien - Rom - Spatantike, 8. Jahrhundert v. C. bis 7 Jahrhundert n.C., Sonderliste M, Basel, Sep 1970.
Spier, J. Ancient Gems and Finger Rings: Catalogue of the Collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum. (Malibu, CA, 1992).
Wilkinson, A. Ancient Egyptian Jewellery. (London, 1971).

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