MATCHING PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD EARRINGS

£1,100.00

Measurements: 4 cm - length. Weight: 5.12 g.

 

Description: A stunning and extremely well preserved pair of Ancient Roman gold earrings featuring a circular centre with beautiful pendant decorated with a fine granulation. The wide circular discus displays a decoration of a twisted wire around the edges, and a granulation to the centre. The pendants feature a cylindrical bead, from which a grape-like cluster hangs with gold beads adorned with rows of gold granules.

 

During The Roman Empire jewellery became quickly a fundamental and essential social display of wealth. Roman jewellery firstly followed the aesthetics set by the Etruscans. 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 the prosperity and the power of the Roman Empire.

 

Period: Circa 2nd  – 3rd Century AD

 

Condition: Extremely fine, complete and intact. These earrings are suitable for modern wear with modern hook or stud applied. Please consult a professional jeweller for any alterations. 

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