A Round Gold Brooch with Agate Inset, Parthian Period, ca. 200 BCE - 200 CE
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Gold inset brooch with a round agate eye bead in brown and white. Wide gold border decorated with ten circular relief elements having granulated borders, outer and inner simple rope-like borders.
Dimensions: Diameter: 1-1/2 inches (4 cm)
Condition: Ancient suspension loops on the reverse are a later repaired addition, some repairs to the gold setting.
Provenance: Private NYC collection, ex. Anavian Family Collection acquired over 30 years ago by David and Henry Anavian, in Iran, prior to the Shahs' departure.