Ancient to Medieval (And Slightly Later) History
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Rare Ancient Byzantine Gold & Garnet Pendant 4th century AD
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Full: Front Gold almond-shaped pendant in opus interrasile, embossed and chased with a symmetrical foliate design; in the centre of the openwork plaque is an almond-shaped hole edged with square-toothed wire; an amethyst, pierced longitudinally, is threaded on a wire soldered above and twisted below the hole; connecting the edge of the plaque to a contiguous strip of gold are six loops through which is threaded a wire strung with seed-pearls; to the outer edge of the strip are soldered seven…