Greek Hellenistic Gold and Carnelian Pendant


A finely rendered Ancient Greek pendant with a gold cell holding a carnelian stone. The gold part is decorated with loop and granule detailing. The stone has been cut and polished to a pear shape.

Date: 2nd-1st century BC.
Condition: Very Fine


SKU: AS-3841 Category: Tag:

During the Helenistic period Greek culture and trade blossomed, allowing the advancement of jewel making technology to a high level. Use of molds and thin leaves of gold enabled Greeks to manufacture beautiful pieces of antique jewellery that were worn by all with degrees of wealth and which are preserved today. The most popular gemstones were amethysts, pearls, chalcedony, cornelian, garnet and emeralds.


Weight 2 g
Dimensions H 1.7 cm
Semi-Precious Stones