Roman Crescent-Shaped Earrings

$317.16

An elegant matching pair of ancient Roman gold earrings, each featuring a crescent shape, with narrowing ends. The earrings are enriched with a small flower formed with granules underneath the loop. The earrings are modelled using high karat gold, around 22-24 karat.

Date: Circa 1st-3rd century AD
Condition: Very fine condition.

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SKU: LD-609 Category: Tag:

As in many ancient societies, jewellery was an important social marker used to demonstrate wealth. Following the spread of the Roman Empire, Roman jewellery became more and more elaborate in the designs and in the materials used, such as precious and semi-precious gemstones. Loop and crescent-shaped earrings, such as this fine example, were among the most popular styles of earrings worn by Roman women.

To discover more on ancient metalwork, please see our relevant blog post: Decorative  Metalwork Techniques

Weight 1.1 g
Dimensions L 1.2 cm
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