Ancient Greek Gold Penannular Hoop Earrings

£225.00

A finely modelled Greek pair of gold penannular earrings. Each earring is modelled from a thick rod of gold, and features a ribbed terminal. Hoop earrings of this type would have been worn as an every-day piece of jewellery, and rarely removed.

 

 

Date: Circa 4th-3rd century BC
Condition: Excellent condition, slightly misshapen due to age.

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SKU: LD-594 Category:

As with all jewellery, Ancient Greek Jewellery was made to be worn and was intended to represent the status and wealth of the wearer when worn in public. Along with necklaces, bracelets, and finger rings, earrings were some of the most common items of jewellery worn by Greek women. So much so that the 2nd century A.D. Greek scholar and rhetorician, Pollux, was able to list seventeen different types of earrings, each with their own names.

Weight 1.32 g
Dimensions L 1.4 cm
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Reference: For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, item 98.11.38, .39

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