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Rare & Complete Roman Glass & Turquoise Pendant with a Young Emperor

Rare & Complete Roman Glass & Turquoise Pendant with a Young Emperor


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1390809
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This rare piece is a Roman glass and carved turquoise pendant that dates to the 4th-5th century A.D., and is approximately 1.7 inches in diameter, by .35 inches thick. This piece is an exquisitely carved turquoise roundel with a laureate and cuirassed young emperor that is seen facing right. This roundel is also framed in a green glass bezel, and has a small hole for suspension seen at the top. The backside of this piece is also flat, and the glass bezel is very translucent which also adds to it's beautiful eye appeal. The glass also has sections of a thick multi-iridescent patina, and some root marking. The young emperor seen on this piece may also have been intended to represent a Roman emperor that could also have been seen as a god. This rare piece was also an object with a great deal of eye appeal in antiquity, and was meant to be seen. Ex: Private Swiss collection, circa 1970's. Ex: Bank Leu Numismatik, Zurich, Switzerland, circa 2000's. (Note additional documentation is available to the purchaser, including US Customs Import documentation.) I certify that this piece is authentic as to date, culture, and condition:
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