This is a wonderful ancient Greek gold pendant ornament, dating to the 4th century B.C. It is rosette shaped, depicting a blooming flower of many petals. Rosette shape jewellery was very popular in Hellenistic Greece, gold jewellery becoming more prolific after the conquests of Alexander the Great into Persia and the East. This ornament retains a cylindrical tube of the back, enabling it to be worn in the hair, attached to a pin or as a pendant (threaded through the tube). It is a bold and very beautiful piece of early gold jewellery, in excellent excavated condition. One of the petals has a hole (see images). This will make a unique and very noticeable pendant, to wear again today on a chain.
OBJECT: Pendant / Ornament
CULTURE: Hellenistic Greek.
DATE: c. 4th century B.C.
SIZE: 17.64mm dia 4.34mm
WEIGHT: 1.98 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. K. Hofer collection. Graz, Austria.
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