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.
Ancient Greek or Persian Gold Penannular Hoop Earrings
A finely modelled Archaic Eastern Greek or Achaemenid Empire matching pair of gold pennanular earrings. Each earrng 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.
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.