As in many ancient societies, jewellery was an important social marker used to demonstrate wealth, social status and privilege. The Achaemenid Empire was famous in Antiquity for its richness of gold and precious stones. Both in Greek and Persian societies, jewellery was worn in everyday life but was also buried with the decease as part of his or her funerary outfit. Interestingly, the use of gold ornaments of this shape was widespread across all the ancient word, from Ancient Egypt to the European Bronze age and the Mediterranean regions.
Archaic Eastern Greek Gold Ornament
A finely modelled Archaic Eastern Greek or Achaemenid Empire solid gold hair or nose ornament, composed of a pennanular form, with wide, flaring terminals. The ring is modelled using high karat gold, around 22-24 karat.
Condition: Extremely fine. The ornament is suitable for modern wear with modern hook applied. Please consult a professional jeweller for any alterations.