The rock crystal hoops of these bracelets have been carefully cut, carved, and polished to produce a twisted appearance, highlighted by wire bindings fitted into the valleys. The rams' heads emerge from long, elaborate collars decorated with three friezes enclosed within bands of darts and bordered by plain and beaded wire. The upper frieze, an ivy chain on a vine, is tied at the center with a Herakles knot and bears four bunches of grapes; the middle frieze has palmettes with pointed leaves; the third frieze, a palmette complex.
Said to be from near Thessaloniki
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