Roman Earrings with Rosette Discs

£ 1,500.00

An extremely well preserved Ancient Roman pair of gold matching earrings, each featuring an openwork rosette disc with a central emerald bead, finely framed by a twisted gold wire. The earrings are further enriched by four pendants, each composed of a gold wire ending in a deep blue glass bead. The earrings are modelled using high karat gold, around 22-24 karat. Weight: 10.7 g.

Date: Circa 3rd Century AD
Condition: Complete and intact. These earrings are suitable for modern wear with care.
Product Code: RES-103
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As in many ancient societies, jewellery was an important social marker used to demonstrate wealth. As a result of the expansion of the Roman Empire, Roman jewellery became more and more elaborate in its designs and materials used, such as precious and semi-precious gemstones. Roman jewellery often reflected the culture the Romans came into contact with, and can be viewed as a testament to the prosperity and power of the Roman Empire.

To discover more about jewellery in the Ancient World, please visit our relevant post: Jewellery in Antiquity.

Dimensions L 6 cm
Metal

Gold

Region

Southern Europe

Glass

Glass Paste

Reference: For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, item 74.51.3992 .

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