Etruscan Gold Necklace

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Etruscan Gold Necklace

5th - 4th Century B.C., Italy
Glass, Gold
L: 47cm



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)


Thomas Crofton Croker (1796-1854), London.
Bateman Collection: Sotheby’s, Wilkinson & Hodge, 14th June 1893, lot 212.
Lieutenant general Augustus Pitt-Rivers (1827-1900), Dorset.