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A GREEK GOLD THIGH-BAND, CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.

VAT reduced rate

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 25,000 GBP

PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION

A GREEK GOLD THIGH-BAND, CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.

A GREEK GOLD THIGH-BAND, CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 25,000 GBP

Lot sold:

47,500

GBP

Property from a Swiss Private Collection

A GREEK GOLD THIGH-BAND, CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.


with braided chain of cylindrical section terminating at each end in the head of a lion, the clasp in the form of a Herakles Knot decorated with rosettes and ends terminating in lion heads.

Length 38 cm.

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Leo Biaggi de Blasys (1906-1979), Lugano, acquired in the 1950s/1960s

by descent to the present owner

Cf. H. Hoffman and P. F. Davidson, Greek Gold. Jewelry from the Age of Alexander, 1965, no. 85; also compare Sotheby’s, New York, December 10th, 2008, no. 57.