An extremely fine example of Greek Hellenistic goldsmith art, a beautiful high karat gold pendant, composed of a gold bar with an elongated tubular red jasper bead, with a beautiful contrasting coloured vein running transversally, a round agate and slightly smaller round turquoise bead. The pendant is further enriched by two dolphins, modelled from a thin sheet of gold, one at each side of the suspension loop, featuring some very delicate detailing, such as the fins and tail. Such pendant has been adapted from an earring in ancient times, with the suspension loop modelled from ancient gold. Weight: 2.43 g.
Date: 5th – 3rd Century BC