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alaaddinsmagiclamp: african beads : clay spindle whorls - Mali A beautiful strand of Whorls from Malishowing some considerable artistry in their decoration.

alaaddinsmagiclamp: african beads : clay spindle whorls - Mali A beautiful strand of Whorls from Malishowing some considerable artistry in their decoration.

Magnificent Roman  Gold Pendant in the form of graduated spheres representing grapes, beautifully held together with fine filigree gold wire, 2nd century A.D.

Magnificent Roman Gold Pendant in the form of graduated spheres representing grapes, beautifully held together with fine filigree gold wire, 2nd century A.D.

Four solid gold necklaces found in the floodplains of the Gelderland IJssel near Olst. The neck rings may be made ​​of melted Late Roman gold coins, 'solidi'. The decorations on the jewelry are simple and a typical Germanic style.  This jewelry may have belonged to prominent Germanic chieftains who had contact with the Roman Empire. It is possible they may have sacrificed their neck rings in the river to the gods, ca. 400 A.D.

Four solid gold necklaces found in the floodplains of the Gelderland IJssel near Olst. The neck rings may be made ​​of melted Late Roman gold coins, 'solidi'. The decorations on the jewelry are simple and a typical Germanic style. This jewelry may have belonged to prominent Germanic chieftains who had contact with the Roman Empire. It is possible they may have sacrificed their neck rings in the river to the gods, ca. 400 A.D.

A Hellenistic gold oak wreath, Circa 4th-3rd Century B.C.   A delicate wreath made of fine gold oak leaves with acorns, of the type worn by Alexander the Great's father, Philip II of Macedon.

A Hellenistic gold oak wreath, Circa 4th-3rd Century B.C. A delicate wreath made of fine gold oak leaves with acorns, of the type worn by Alexander the Great's father, Philip II of Macedon.

Ancient Roman Glass Beads   Found along the trade route passing from Europe through northern Africa, these ancient Roman glass beads are a treasure! The beads vary in size and shape and all show the beautiful pitting from being buried in the sand for centuries. The beads are strung and knotted on silk to show the individual coloration and surface textures of each bead.   They are truly a timeless piece of jewelry for the collector!  Necklace length: 16 1/2"  #21318   $395

Ancient Roman Glass Beads Found along the trade route passing from Europe through northern Africa, these ancient Roman glass beads are a treasure! The beads vary in size and shape and all show the beautiful pitting from being buried in the sand for centuries. The beads are strung and knotted on silk to show the individual coloration and surface textures of each bead. They are truly a timeless piece of jewelry for the collector! Necklace length: 16 1/2" #21318 $395

Gold necklaces from chamber tombs in Mycenae. 1600—1200 BCE. Athens, National Archaeological Museum

Gold necklaces from chamber tombs in Mycenae. 1600—1200 BCE. Athens, National Archaeological Museum

Rosamaria G Frangini | High Jewellery Ancient | A NECKLACE OF TWELVE ROMAN RINGSTONES - CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-2ND CENTURY A.D.

Rosamaria G Frangini | High Jewellery Ancient | A NECKLACE OF TWELVE ROMAN RINGSTONES - CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-2ND CENTURY A.D.

Cypro-Archaic Pendant/Bead; 700-500 BCE; Kourion, Cyprus Cylindrical agate bead or pendant mounted in gold for suspension, likely part of a necklace; cylindrical stone is pierced longitudinally for stringing; at each end is a gold cap made of hammered sheet gold, decorated with plain and beaded wire and rows of triangles formed with fine granulation, all soldered onto the sheet gold; the piercing holes are defined with rings of wire. Medium: gold, agate, soldered, hammered, filigree

Cypro-Archaic Pendant/Bead; 700-500 BCE; Kourion, Cyprus Cylindrical agate bead or pendant mounted in gold for suspension, likely part of a necklace; cylindrical stone is pierced longitudinally for stringing; at each end is a gold cap made of hammered sheet gold, decorated with plain and beaded wire and rows of triangles formed with fine granulation, all soldered onto the sheet gold; the piercing holes are defined with rings of wire. Medium: gold, agate, soldered, hammered, filigree

A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET NECKLACE   HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C. [with close up of terminals and pendant]

A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET NECKLACE HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C. [with close up of terminals and pendant]

A BYZANTINE GOLD, SAPPHIRE, EMERALD, GARNET AND PEARL PENDANT ON A GOLD AND EMERALD CHAIN -  CIRCA 6TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.

A BYZANTINE GOLD, SAPPHIRE, EMERALD, GARNET AND PEARL PENDANT ON A GOLD AND EMERALD CHAIN - CIRCA 6TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.

Rare: Few jewels and even fewer garments dating from the Tudor and Stuart period survive

Oversized ruffs, elaborate lace embroidery, pearl chokers and long-fingered gloves: Royal exhibition proves Tudor and Stuart fashions were as outlandish as our own