A very fine Greek Hellenistic gold and pale orange carnelian pendant. The pendant, featuring an oval carnelian stone, is further embellished by two dolphins, modelled in a thin sheet of gold, one at each side of the suspension loop. Such pendant has been adapted from an earring in ancient times, with the suspension loop modelled from ancient gold. This beautiful item of jewellery testimonies the extreme quality of Greek Hellenistic goldsmith art.
Date: Circa 2nd-1st Century BC