Measurements: 4.5 cm – length, 9.30 g - weight


Description: An amazing pair of Roman gold earrings with the so-called shield-bosses and pendants decorated with granulation. The earrings feature large oval bosses decorated with twisted wire on which a gold granule is applied. The pendants feature a cylindrical bead, from which a grape-like cluster hangs with larger hollow gold beads adorned with rows of gold granules. The hoop is made of double twisted wires joined together and the earrings terminate in a closed-end fastening. Because these earrings feature a closed-end fastening and are suitable for modern wear with modern hook or stud applied. Please consult a professional jeweller for any alterations. 


Reference: Ruseva-Slokoska, L. Roman Jewellery, Sofia, 1991, item 33.

Christie’s sale 1313, lot 418.

The Metropolitan Museum


Period: 2nd  – 3rd cent. AD


Condition: Extremely fine, intact. The shield of one earring is slightly bent. Minor deposits on the surface.


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