ANCIENT JEWELRY (greek,roman,etruscan,etc.)
A GREEK GOLD FINGER RING, CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C. Solid-cast with a plain hoop, rounded on the exterior and bevelled on the interior, expanding at the shoulders to the large round bezel, engraved with a siren standing on a short groundline, playing the aulos, her wings upraised. .15/16 in. (2.3 cm.) wide
A solid gold necklace is to go on show for the first time in the town where it lay undiscovered for 2,000 years. Found in 2005 in Newark, Nottinghamshire, the torc dates back to 250BC & is made with 150ft (45m) of gold wire. Said to be one of the most significant pieces of Celtic artwork found in northern Europe.
The Gonzaga Cameo Owned by Isabella d'Este (Gonzaga) The carving is from the 3rd century BC. Identified as Alexander the Great and his mother Olympias. Once owned by the Empress Josephine. It is now housed at the Hermitage Museum, in St. Petersburg.