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 the prosperity and the power of the Roman Empire.
Roman Earrings with Amphorae
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 body are decorated in bas-relief, adding further enrichment to the composition. This elegant piece of jewellery testifies the great refinement and attention to details of Roman goldsmiths.
Condition: Extremely fine. The earrings are suitable for modern wear, with care.