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Ancient Jewelry
Roman, Bronze Ring-Key, 2nd - 4th Century A.D.

|Jewelry|, |Roman,| |Bronze| |Ring-Key,| |2nd| |-| |4th| |Century| |A.D.|NEW
Roman ring-keys were usually worn on belt or string, or carried in a purse, not worn on the finger, and were usually used to open a strongbox or cabinet. Roman ring keys were made of bronze, brass or iron. Pollio notes many ring-keys identified as Roman [in online sales] are actually medieval and replicas and fakes exist.
AS79097. Milovanivic-Mrdjic type II/1, fig. 6 & pl. 2, 36; Guiraud type 5a; Pollio p. 63, complete and intact, rough corrosion, Roman bronze ring-key, 32mm maximum length; $80.00 SALE |PRICE| $72.00
 


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

|Jewelry|, |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.

|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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