The wonder of this spectacular necklace isn't that the beads survived from Britain's age of Roman conquest -- beads often last -- but that their arrangement into this particular form probably dates from relatively soon afterward. I don't know about you, but that much history gives me the shivers (in a good way).
According to an expert, this is exactly the sort of strand created by Britons of the Anglo-Saxon period, as found in some burials circa 600 to 1000...
A pair of high carat Greco-Roman gold hoop earrings. 2nd Century BC/2nd Century AD. 1/2 inch diameter. Made wearable with modern 14K gold earring clips and jump rings. From an old NYC collection.
Offered is an eye catching original Byzantine fractional semis (minted during the Roman Empire) gold coin of Heraclius, the Byzantine Emperor from 610 to 641 A.D. who was responsible for introducing Greek as the Eastern Empire’s official language, set on a 14 karat gold pendant attached to an extendable gilded chain.
This magnificent and rare custom made jewelry weighs 11.05 grams total. The Heraclius Byzantine gold coin, pendant measures 32 mm x 22 mm...
Hittite Seal Ring, 22k Gold and uncut Emeralds
A fine set of three chains or necklaces of raw unpolished amber beads found in Denmark and Poland in the 1960s.
The set consists of a bracelet and a necklace and another very large necklace.
The largest necklace is around 180-190 cm. long and consists of roughly 500 individual amber pieces! The smaller necklace is 48 cm. and consists of roughly 100 larger pieces of amber stringed!. The bracelet slightly over 18 cm.
In remarkable condition, this stunning ancient pendant is formed in a well-detailed floral shape and set with a ruby red cabochon stone (presumably glass). It's most unusual to find an item of such antiquity still containing a stone, let alone one in splendid condition, but the overlapped edge of the mounting indicates it's original...
This exquisite gold chain (ancient gold were known to be almost pure gold) from the Roman empire era features circular chains beautifully knit together attached with a stylish Roman style hook.
The Roman Empire was one of the greatest civilizations in history that began in Rome in
753 BC. Rome controlled over two million square miles stretching from the Rhine River to
Egypt and from Britain to Asia Minor...
Offered is a adorable ancient 12th Century Byzantine 22 karat yellow gold pendant. Gold leaf-shaped pendant features a central tree flanked by elaborately plumed birds, all rendered in magnificent high relief repoussé.
Height: 61 mm. Weight: 5.86 grams
Do you have a hero? Maybe this is for him -- or her. It's a treasure perfect for your most valued mentor, most loyal friend or even your Knight in Shining Armor.
Our splendid sword chape fashioned in England soon after the Norman Conquest dates from the 12th or 13th century (between 1100 and 1299), so it may well have seen a Crusade or two. It has a particularly elegant form and the bronze metal has developed a lovely dark green patination all over...
This is a stunning Byzantine gold (ancient gold were known to be almost pure gold) pendant from circa 10th to 12th century A.D. designed in form of a temple with a circular bright ruby in front and three crosses and ovals shown across...
This unusually large and ornate frog effigy, if not reconditioned as a pendant, would be a museum-piece. It was found circa 1950, with normal and natural wear, then cleaned and polished, fitted with a bale and probably gold-dipped to restore its original appearance.
Looking at the result, I find it hard to regret the changes, even though a lot of value was lost. Now we're free to enjoy it as a jewel, not just admire it in a public display case...
Offered is a magnificent 21 karat (almost solid gold) yellow gold custom made necklace embellished with Phoenician and Roman gold beads along with twenty golden bees decorated with magnificent rich red coral beads in between and throughout the necklace.
Phoenicia in Greek, meaning the color purple, was an ancient Semitic civilization on the coastline of what is now Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, and Syria that reached through colonization to the Western Mediterranean and even the Atlanti...
This is very nice art designer coin and bead pendant of chinese origin, the coin wordings are yung ler thong pau, i particularly like Yung ler because it means forever happy and satisfy....good meaning to wearer of this pendant and the beads is clear green jade like glass, nice and symbolizes peace and clear mind, ship with SAL registered at USD8
A Rare Imperial Chinese Ming Dynasty Pendant
In High Carot Gold with Persian Blue Enamel
Museum Quality Treasure
明玉纽扣 5 cm. A fine Ming white jade flower button with 2 layers of petals, looks like a chrysanthemum blossom. Has a mogul feel. Undecorated on the back. Interesting to see the back is also unpolished original hardstone. Good feel of weight in the hand.
About 2" diameter. Light cream color. Nice old one.
An interesting early 17th century silver cloak fastener, the opposing hooks with thistle, flowerhead and rope design, the plain central shield with engraved “wrigglework” a rudimentary decorative pattern consisting of engraved zigzag lines popular in England and the Netherlands and inscribed “E. ELCK/HAIT/IES D°/1604. Converted to a brooch in the 18th or 19th century. Measures 3 1/2” by 1 1/8
Pair of 17th-18th century Norwegian silver link rings, one with a small dangling heart lock. Rings with little dangling charms were common in Norwegian rural society at the time. Great condition for their age; one ring may be missing a heart. Ring with heart is 9 ¾; ring with out is a size 9.
Could the era that gave us Puck - not to mention Henry VIII, history's most self-indulgent monarch since Nero - be less than playful? Not likely! Little princess Liz, herself, might have practiced up to fund colonies and fight armadas with a toy purse on a frame like this one. It was the perfect accessory for a Tudor tot learning to say "MINE" along with "GO TO THE TOWER" - and it's perfect now as a whimsical pendant for an adult or child...