Lot of 5 GOLD Hellenic Greek Repousse Foil Adornments, c. 323 B.C.
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GOLD -- Hellenic Greek Repousse Foil Adornments, c. 323 B.C. from a gravesite near Athens; found and brought into the U.S. in 1963.
Ex Coll: Joel Malter; they have been published in various articles on ancient Objects of Personal Adornment and were featured in several exhibits in Los Angeles, Houston and New York City, and have been seen by Mme. Kalakian and Richard Fazini.
These thin repousse gold foils were struck like coins; they were typically affixed temporarily onto the Cheiton with gum arabic, as objects of personal adornment; apparently they either tended to stay on well, or nobody that rich really cared if they fell off during the orgy.
I have personally had them with me since 1972, and will miss them, but I have no way to display them; they should be seen and appreciated, therefore ... they MUST find a good home.
Basing my price on what they last sold for back in the day; most similar pieces are fake -- these have come through the best possible of provenances:
Lot of 5 Foils -- $3200.00