A rare Roman Emerald Bead Pendant, ca. 1st - 3rd century CE
Condition: This is a rough cut semi-opaque emerald with inclusions and color variations - it is not like the emeralds we know today, but still very cool! Overall in very good condition, it has been restrung on an adjustable 18-inch chain of 18K yellow gold.
Dimensions: Bead length: 10 mm (0.4 inch). Strung on an adjustable 18-inch 18K white gold chain
Provenance: Stuart Giles (1951-1993) private collection acquired in London between 1978 and 1982, then by family descent.
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