Greek Gold Thigh Band, c. Late 4th Century BC
With braided chain of cylindrical section terminating at each end in the head of a woman with melon coiffure and collar of beads and tongues, the clasp in the form of a Herakles Knot with central rosette and ends terminating in lion heads.
(Source: sothebys.com, via wanderthewood)
Early Spanish Gold Cross with Emeralds, Spain, c. 17th-18th century
A beautiful and highly ornate Spanish gold cross set with 34 emeralds 2.5 inches in height. No doubt made with Spanish gold and emeralds from the New World judging from the small Pillars of Hercules mark on the back.
(Source: edgarlowen.com, via wanderthewood)