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archaicwonder: A Hellenistic Herakles knot pendant, Circa 4th-3rd Century BC             Composed of two sheet gold tubes decorated with scrolls of applied beaded wire, the hollow repoussé lion head terminals with gaping jaws holding gold hoops, with a die-struck gold draped dancing Maenad holding a staff applied to the centre, on the underside two now-flattened short tubes for attachment. The Herakles knot is a recurrent motif in Hellenistic jewellery, in particular as a centerpiece for nec... Rome Antique, Art Antique, Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry, Roman Jewelry, Greek Jewelry, Ethnic Jewelry, Icon Jewelry, Viking Jewelry
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archaicwonder: “ A Hellenistic Herakles knot pendant, Circa 4th-3rd Century BC Composed of two sheet gold tubes decorated with scrolls of applied beaded wire, the hollow repouss… 
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