Ancient Greek Gold and Carnelian Earrings

$495.93

A beautiful pair of ancient Greek gold earrings, each featuring a round-sectioned hoop ending in small loops. The Earrings are enriched with decorative pendant drops composed of a conical gold bead, a carnelian bead and a small pearl. The three parts of the pendant are held together by a finely twisted gold wire.

Date: Circa 4th-2nd century BC
Condition: Very fine condition

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SKU: WF-35 Category:

As in many ancient societies, jewellery was an important social marker used to demonstrate wealth and richness. In Ancient Greek culture jewellery was worn in everyday life but was also buried with the deceased as part of his or her funerary outfit. Jewellery might have been enriched by precious and semi-precious stones and decorative motives would have included popular myths, gods, goddesses, and heroes.

To find out more about the mythology of gemstones please see our relevant blog post: The History and Mythology of Gemstones in Ancient Jewellery.

Weight 2.3 g
Dimensions L 2.9 x W 1.6 cm
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