Roman Pair of Gold Loop Earrings

£ 300.00

A delicate pair of Ancient Roman gold hoop earrings, each comprising a simple, oval hoop with a narrowing and twisting end. Hoop earrings were a favourite amongst Roman aristocracy. Weight: 4.4 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

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Product Code: RES-62
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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 the Ancient World, please visit our relevant post: Jewellery in Antiquity

Dimensions W 2 cm
Region

Southern Europe

Metal

Gold

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