Roman Gold Loop Earrings

$286.75

An elegant matching pair of ancient Roman gold earrings, each featuring a loop shape. The earrings are modelled using high karat gold, around 22-24 karat. Hoop earrings of this type would have been worn by the Romans as every-day piece of jewellery, and rarely removed.  The earrings are modelled using high karat gold, around 22-24 karat.

Date: Circa 1st-3rd century AD
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.

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SKU: AH-745 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 earrings, such as this fine example, were among the most popular styles of earrings worn by Roman women. Such earrings would have been worn by straightening the pointed, tapering gold wire through the pierced ear, threading the wire through the coil, and then closing it in a loop, as seen on this fine example.

Weight 0.8 g
Dimensions L 1.4 cm
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Reference: For similar: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, item 1992.263.4a, b

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