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A Byzantine gold, amethyst and pearl necklace, circa 6th century A.D. Price Realized $35,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014

Composed of fifteen openwork disks centered by filigree Greek crosses, interspersed with oval amethyst beads flanked by pearls, with two larger openwork disks centered by Greek crosses attached to a hook and loop closure;27½ in. (69.7 cm.) long. Estimate $7,000 – $10,000

Provenance: with W. Bastiaan Designs, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 1997.

Christie’s. ANCIENT JEWELRY, 11 December 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.