gold knot necklace

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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.

Ancient Greek gold and garnet Gordian knot, dated to the Hellenistic period, or 323-146 BCE. The knot would have been part of an elaborate necklace.