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A Roman Amber Bead, set as a pendant, Roman Imperial, ca. 2nd century CE

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A Roman Amber Bead, set as a pendant, Roman Imperial, ca. 2nd century CE
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A Roman Amber Bead, set as a pendant, Roman Imperial, ca. 2nd century CE, ca. 2nd century AD:
Medium: Amber
Amber was highly regarded by the ancients for healing and its power was used to treat all sorts of maladies from fever to leg pain. This lovely example was hand carved and polished in Roman times almost 2000 years ago.Amber is one of the world’s oldest and most coveted treasures, a “Gold of the Sea” intrinsically formed by light and life, preserved by time and washed upon the shores for humanity, a talisman of beauty, protection and renewal. It has been portrayed as drops of the sun, tears of the gods, hardened honey, and sunlight solidified, and is as desired today as it was in most ancient cultures, utilized as far back as the Stone Age for its pleasing warmth of color, value in adornment, and its magical and medicinal properties.Set as a pendant on a 18" sterling silver chain.

Dimensions: Strung on an 18-inch silver chain
Reference No: 348

PROVENANCE: Rita Okrent private collection, California, acquired in the 1960s and then by descent.

OUR GUARANTEE: We hereby certify the above item to be authentic and due diligence conducted to ensure stated provenance. We strictly adhere to the code of Conduct established by the Association of Dealers & Collectors of Ancient & Ethnographic Art and have established, to the best of our ability, the object(s) have not been illegally obtained from the country of origin, excavation, architectural monument, public institution or private property. A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with every object.
Condition
Expected signs of wear that do not detract, intact and in very good condition overall. A lovely example.
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A Roman Amber Bead, set as a pendant, Roman Imperial, ca. 2nd century CE

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A Roman Amber Bead, set as a pendant, Roman Imperial, ca. 2nd century CE, ca. 2nd century AD:
Medium: Amber
Amber was highly regarded by the ancients for healing and its power was used to treat all sorts of maladies from fever to leg pain. This lovely example was hand carved and polished in Roman times almost 2000 years ago.Amber is one of the world’s oldest and most coveted treasures, a “Gold of the Sea” intrinsically formed by light and life, preserved by time and washed upon the shores for humanity, a talisman of beauty, protection and renewal. It has been portrayed as drops of the sun, tears of the gods, hardened honey, and sunlight solidified, and is as desired today as it was in most ancient cultures, utilized as far back as the Stone Age for its pleasing warmth of color, value in adornment, and its magical and medicinal properties.Set as a pendant on a 18" sterling silver chain.

Dimensions: Strung on an 18-inch silver chain
Reference No: 348

PROVENANCE: Rita Okrent private collection, California, acquired in the 1960s and then by descent.

OUR GUARANTEE: We hereby certify the above item to be authentic and due diligence conducted to ensure stated provenance. We strictly adhere to the code of Conduct established by the Association of Dealers & Collectors of Ancient & Ethnographic Art and have established, to the best of our ability, the object(s) have not been illegally obtained from the country of origin, excavation, architectural monument, public institution or private property. A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with every object.
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Expected signs of wear that do not detract, intact and in very good condition overall. A lovely example.

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