Property from the Estate of Jan Mitchell
A ROMAN GOLD BRACELET, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
with spiral-round thick wire hoop, and swivel clasp in the form of a Herakles knot with beaded perimeter.
Diameter 7.9 cm.
Ars Antiqua, Lucerne, Auktion II. Antike Kunstwerke, May 14th, 1960, no. 172, illus.
Jan Mitchell (1913-2009), New York, acquired in the 1960s
by descent to the present owner
A bracelet of related design with Herakles knot at the bezel is in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, inv. no. 18.2.18.
The next lot in the 1960 Lucerne sale, a massive late Roman gold armlet, also entered the Jan Mitchell Collection; it was sold at Sotheby's, New York, June 7th, 2012, no. 26.