A Greek Gold and Garnet Pendant, Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd - 1st century BCE

A Greek Gold and Garnet Pendant, Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd - 1st century BCE

GJ2110

Regular price$1,650 USD
/
Shipping calculated at checkout.

  • Free USA Shipping

Culture:             Greek
Medium:            Gold, Garnet
Dimensions:     Pendant: 4 x 3 mm. Strung on a 22" adjustable 14k gold chain.

This pretty pendant of high karat gold illustrates the change in jewelry style that occurred during the second century BCE. Though handled with great finesse, gold now becomes the backdrop for displaying precious stones, such as the garnet in this example. Garnets were much cherished in ancient times for their color and their amuletic powers.   No doubt originally part of a necklace, the design of this pendant relies on striking contrasts in color.  Here, the cabochon oval garnet is set in a bezel of high karat gold, the front with a circle of granulation that further highlights the gemstone.  The suspension loop connected above well compliments the modern 18" adjustable chain of 18K gold.

Condition:    Some wear to the gold bezel, the garnet is intact 

Provenance:  Paul I. Ilton (1904-1958) private collection and then by descent to his son, Arie Ilton. Born in Germany and educated in Universities Cologne and Berlin, Ilton moved to Palestine in 1934 becoming a Palestinian citizen, conducting continuous archaeological research in Palestine, Trans-Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Hedjaz-At and assembling a personal collection that was published in 1958. With the outbreak of World War II, he entered the British Information Service in Jerusalem and served with the rank of captain until 1946 when he took up permanent residence in the United States lecturing at both New York University and Cornell University.

We ship Tuesday to Friday with FedEx and usually same day if your order is received before 2pm. Within the continental USA, packing, shipping and insurance is free. Depending on size and destination, delivery times range from one to five business days.

For overseas shipments we charge a small flat rate which includes packing, preparation of all customs paperwork, insurance and carrier fees in compliance with all USA and International customs requirements.  Overseas shipments are sent using either USPS Priority Mail or FedEx but contact us if you have a shipping preference. International customers are responsible for all duties and taxes. 

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Unique

Lifetime Guarantee

We offer a lifetime, unconditional guarantee of authenticity and provenance. Every object purchased from us is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, stating culture, provenance, description and age.