About this object

A Byzantine gold pin, the upper part spirally twisted with a ring of globules below, with a with green feldspar gold-capped terminal.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    5th Century AD
  • Materials
    Gold; Stone
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Puchased from Sotheby & Co Auction House
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    1966 before
  • Measurements
    18 mm x 162 mm x 5 mm
  • Note
    Purchased as Sotheby's (London) 14 November 1966, lot 68.
  • Related people
    Sotheby's (Previous owner)

Explore related


  • Catalogue of Irish Bronze Age, Egyptian, Western Asiatic, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities

    Sotheby and Co

    Author: Sotheby and Co
    Publisher: Sotheby and Co
    Date: 1966
    Description: Auction catalogue for 14 November 1966.


  • Sotheby's Auction House Sale 14 November 1966

    Start date: 1966-11-14
    End date: 1966-11-14
    Description: Sale of antiquities on Monday 14 November at 2.30 pm at Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35 New Bond Street, London W1. Nine lots were purchased by Mr K. J. Hwett of K. J.


Previous owners

  • Sotheby's

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1966-11-14
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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