Roman Gold Earrings with Discs and Twisted Hoops

$816.50

An elegantly pair of Roman earrings modelled from high karat gold, each featuring a domed disc with a central gold granule and one to the base. Attached to the dome is a delicately twisted hoop ending with a hook and loop closure.

Date: Circa 1st – 3rd Century AD
Provenance: From the collection of a Japanese gentleman, deceased (1970-2010); collected in the 1990s.
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.

SOLD

SKU: GL-44 Category: Tags: ,

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

Weight 4.15 g
Dimensions L 1.9 cm
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Reference: For a similar item please see The Metropolitan Museum of Art, item 74.51.3702

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