Roman Pair of Earrings with Garnet and Glass Beads

£ 2,300.00

An exquisite pair of matching Ancient Roman gold tear-drop earrings, composed of a circular body with a beautiful garnet insert and an inverted drop-shaped pendant, featuring four wires of white glass small beads. The drop-shaped pendants are further enriched with a single round glass bead in an emerald-green colour. This elegant piece of jewellery testifies to the great refinement and attention to detail of Roman goldsmiths. Weight: 7.3 g.

Date: Circa 1st-3rd Century AD
Condition: Complete and intact. These earrings are suitable for modern wear with modern hook or stud applied. Please consult a professional jeweller for any alterations.
Product Code: RES-65
Category:

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.

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

Dimensions L 5 cm
Region

Southern Europe

Metal

Gold

Semi-Precious Stone

Garnet

Glass

Blown Glass

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