ARCHAEOLOGICAL STYLE GOLD WINESKIN EARRINGS
Each lotus-crested disk with central rosette surrounded by concentric rows of geometric granulation, suspending a densely granulated grape cluster in the form of a three-lobed wineskin, with coiled wire filigree, hooked ear wire. Approx. 22k. Elements possibly Ancient Greek or Bactrian. 3rd-1st c. B.C. 2 1/2". 7.6 dwt. In presentation case. Provenance: From the Collection of Jay C. Leff.
Sale Price: $2,500
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Shepherd's hook wire backs for pierced ears. Several reputable antiquarians have offered conflicting opinions on this lot. Breakdown of alloy: CU 2.30, Pd .198, AG 5.24, AU 91.72.