ROMAN GOLD EARRINGS WITH AMETHYST

£800.00

Measurements: 3.5 cm - length

 

Description: An elegant matching pair of Ancient Roman gold earrings, each composed of a d-shaped hoop and closed-end fastener.  The earrings appear modelled with a central pearl-shaped glass bed, and further enriched by a gold pendant, comprising a shiny garnet inset  and an amethyst drop.

 

Ancient Roman jewellery was an essential public display of wealth. Roman jewellery at first followed the trends set by the Etruscans. As the power and spread of the Roman Empire grew however, jewellery designs and materials became even more elaborate both to incorporate different cultural styles from Greece, Egypt, North Africa and the Orient. This reflected Rome’s prosperity as a dominant and conquering city.

 

Period: 1st - 3rd Century AD

 

Condition: Extremely fine, complete and intact. One of the pearl-shaped glass bead has been replaced in modern times. 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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