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Ancient Jewelry
Hellenistic Greek, Bronze Relief Ring Fragment, Eastern Mediterranean, 3rd - 1st Century B.C.

|Jewelry|, |Hellenistic| |Greek,| |Bronze| |Relief| |Ring| |Fragment,| |Eastern| |Mediterranean,| |3rd| |-| |1st| |Century| |B.C.|NEW
This bronze ring fragment is very similar to the referenced ring fragment in the British Museum, seen to the right. It is clearly the same woman depicted and they are very likely from the same engraver and workshop. The British Museum piece is similarly broken and missing almost the entire hoop. In fact, all known examples of this ring type are broken in this same manner. Perhaps wearing the ring indicated the wearer had the authority of the queen and these rings were officially recalled and made unwearable when this authority expired.ring_fragment
AS97046. cf. BM Collection 1917.0501.1267 (very similar ring fragment), obverse high relief portrait of a woman facing left, draped and wearing her hair in a bun at the back (perhaps a Ptolemaic queen, either Berenike II or Arsinoe II); $560.00 SALE |PRICE| $500.00 ON RESERVE


Iberia, Hacksilver, Solid Lunate Earring, c. 650 - 150 B.C.

|Iberia|, |Iberia,| |Hacksilver,| |Solid| |Lunate| |Earring,| |c.| |650| |-| |150| |B.C.||Ring| |Money|NEW
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 SALE |PRICE| $144.00
 


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

|Malloy| |Egyptian|, |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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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).
Münzen 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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