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Iberia, Hacksilver, Solid Lunate Earring, c. 650 - 150 B.C.
The lunate earring type, characterized by a solid crescentric body in a tapered bent over hoop, is the most basic and popular form of earring found in Bronze and Iron Age contexts. The earliest know were found at Ur and date to the third millennium B.C. They are very often found in hacksilver hoards, indicating that they were a bullion medium of exchange. The referenced examples and others known to Forum are all from the East and are under 2 grams. This much larger and heavier example was found in Iberia. Perhaps it was produced locally or perhaps it was brought to the region by Phoenician trade.CE96102. Silver Ring Money, cf. Gitler Hacksilber 24 ff. (Samaria, late 4th c. B.C.); Golani-Sass Fig. 10, 1 - 2 (Tel Miqne-Ekron, Canaan, 7th c. B.C.) , weight 7.044 g, maximum diameter 31.0 mm, solid silver, crescentric body in a tapered bent over hoop; ex Moneta Numismatic Services; photos are of both sides, ONE earring; $160.00 (€147.20)
Roman Empire, c. 2nd - 3rd Century A.D., Choice and Wearable Pair of Ornate Gold Earrings
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
Egyptian, Large Scarab, Possibly of King Psamtek I, 26th Dynasty, 664 - 610 B.C.
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
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