Roman Gold Disc Earrings with Glass Bead

$583.52

A finely modelled matching pair of Ancient Roman gold loop earrings, each featuring a disc-shaped centre and a drop of gold twisted wire, which is further embellished with a light red glass bead. The earrings are modelled using high karat gold, around 22-24 karat.

Date: Circa 1st-3rd Century AD
Condition: Complete and intact. Suitable for modern wear with modern hook or stud applied. Please consult a professional jeweller for any alterations.

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SKU: CS-13 Category:

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 earring, either simple or elaborately modelled, such as this fine example, were among the most popular styles of earrings worn by Roman women.

Weight 2.11 g
Dimensions L 2.6 x W 1.1 cm
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Reference: For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, item 74.51.3746

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