Greek Gold Crescent Pendant
An ancient Greek Hellenistic gold pendant in the shape of a crescent decorated with filigree spirals and single granules, with a ribbed loop at the top for suspension.
This type of crescent-shaped pendant is often called a lunula. In ancient Rome, they were worn by young girls as an amulet to ward off evil.
Cf. British Museum, inv. no. 1914,1016.1, with inlaid garnets.
Formerly in a New York private collection.