Roman Gold Hoop Earrings with Coral Beads

£ 250.00

A fine matching pair of Ancient Roman gold earrings, each featuring a delicate single gold wire hoop with twisted wirework at the loop endings. The earrings are embellished with two small cylindrical coral beads hanging from the earrings’ centre. Loop earrings, such as this fine example, were among the most popular styles of earrings worn by Roman women. Weight: 1.57 g.

Date: 1st-3rd Century AD.
Provenance: From an important collection of a Japanese gentlemen, deceased, 1970-2015.
Condition: Very fine. Suitable for modern wear with the consultation of a jewellery professional for addition of loop or stud.
Product Code: RES-139
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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. Jewellery such as this fine example, were worn by Roman aristocracy, but not exclusively: some gold adornments were worn by the middle classes, soldiers and even freed slaves.

To discover more about jewellery in Ancient Times, please visit our relevant blog post: Jewellery in Antiquity.

Dimensions L 2.5 cm
Region

Southern Europe

Metal

Gold

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