Etruscan Gold Necklace
Composed of fifty-five small globular shaped gold beads fastened to cylindrical bugle beads, with a circular clasp (of a later date) with filigree decoration and collets for stones, the other side of the clasp with the impression of a byzantine coin. Total length including clasp 47cm.
Sotheby’s. Antiquities ‘The Bateman Heirlooms‘, London, 1893, lot 212. pg. 29
The Pitt-Rivers Collection Catalogue, Cambridge University, vol.3, 1891-96, p.947 (illustrated)