ROMAN GOLD EARRINGS WITH GLASS BEADS

£495.00

Measurements: 2.2 cm – length, 6.38 g - weight

 

Description: A lovely set of Roman gold earrings featuring a cylindrical pierced dark green glass bead. The earrings also feature a pendant, a dark red garnet set in gold. Glass was frequently used in Roman jewellery for its variety of colours that was suitable for imitations of precious stones such as emeralds. The earrings have S-shaped hooks on the back and are suitable for modern wear with modern hook or stud attached. Please consult a professional jeweller for any alterations. 

 

Reference: The Metropolitan Museum

The Metropolitan Museum

 

Period: 3rd – 4th cent. AD

 

Condition: Very fine. Encrustations on the surface and some nicks to gold surfaces. Minor chipping to glass beads.

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