Ancient Greek Gold Hoop Earrings with Granulation

$1,465.60

An extremely fine Eastern Greek or Achaemenid Empire matching pair of gold hoop earrings, each composed of hollow gold spheres alternating with bands of gold granules.The earrings are modelled using high karat gold, around 22-24 karat.

Date: Circa 5th-4th century BC
Condition: Extremely fine. 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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SKU: AH-748 Category: Tag:

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.

Weight 8.3 g
Dimensions L 2.2 cm
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Reference: For similar: Christies, New York, Sale 1735, Lot 226

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