Roman Earrings with Amphorae

£ 1,700.00

An exquisite Ancient Roman pair of matching gold earrings, each composed of a gold medallion with emerald cabochon inset and amphora-shaped swinging dangle. The amphorae’s bodies are decorated in bas-relief, adding further enrichment to the composition. This elegant piece of jewellery testifies to the great refinement and attention to detail of Roman goldsmiths. Weight: 5.8g.

Date: Circa 1st-3rd Century AD
Condition: Extremely fine. The earrings are suitable for modern wear, with care.


Product Code: RES-78

As in many ancient societies, jewellery was an important social marker used to demonstrate wealth. Following the spread of the Roman Empire, Roman jewellery became more and more elaborate in the designs and in the materials used, such as precious and semi-precious gemstones. Roman jewellery reflected the culture the Romans entered in contact with, and testified to the prosperity and the power of the Roman Empire.

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

Dimensions H 4.5 cm