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Minoan ring in gold, showing worshippers.

Agios Nikolaos, Crete , Archaeological Museum Golden Needle with Minoan Linear A

A Victorian gold scroll brooch, centred with a cabachon garnet. Glazed locket compartment to the reverse. ~ The garnet is named from the Latin for Pomegranate. because it resembles the seeds. It has been a talisman for thousands of years and is considered an apotropaic against melancholy.

A Victorian gold scroll brooch, centred with a cabachon garnet. Glazed locket compartment to the reverse.

An expert at the National History Museum displays a pendant, bearing an image of Nike, the Greek goddess of victor, ancient Greece before 200 B.C.

۩ ۞ An expert at the National History Museum displays a pendant, bearing an image of Nike, the Greek goddess of victor, ancient Greece before 200 B.

Ring Engraved with a Muse Holding a Mask.Greek, 325 - 300 B.C. Gold.An actor holds a theatrical mask on the engraved bezel of this gold ring.Due to changes in the nature and form of Greek drama,the role of the actor became much more important in the 300s B.C. Aristotle commented that the actor in this period was becoming more important than the playwright.This increasing importance led to more depictions of actors in art.

ing Engraved with a Muse Holding a Mask.Greek, 325 - 300 B.An actor holds a theatrical mask on the engraved bezel of this gold ring.Due to changes in the nature and form of Greek drama,the role of the actor became much more important in the B.

Greek Gold  and Garnet Butterfly Necklace, Late 4th-3rd Century BC  Jewelry items like this were generally used as funeral goods. In this case it’s likely that the owner was a wealthy woman from the early Hellenistic period.  Butterflies are a rare representation in ancient Greek jewelry.

Greek Gold and Garnet Butterfly Necklace, Late Century BC Jewelry items like this were generally used as funeral goods. In this case it’s likely that the owner was a wealthy woman from the.

Cameo with portrait bust of Septimius Severus  Roman, Imperial Period, late 2nd–3rd century

Interesting feed of surrounding wire bezel through cap to form suspension bail at top. Cameo with portrait bust of Septimius Severus Roman, Imperial Period, late ACE

Spilla in oro Etrusca a granulazione .. a sei punte con perle e perline di vetro,e smalto 550 A.C. da Cerveteri

Brooch, Ottonian (probably northern Italy) Gold with pearls, glass, and cloisonné enamel; decorated with miniature architectural forms constructed of fine gold filigree and granulation.

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