Greek Gold Carnelian Pendant


A delicate Greek gold pendant ornamented with filigree decoration and a looped attachment for suspension. The gold band carnelian stone set in Greek gold which is carefully shaped to form an attachment loop for suspension. The gold cap is set on a polished carnelian drop.

Date: Circa 3rd - 2nd Century BC
Condition: Excellent


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During the Helenistic period Greek culture and trade blossomed, allowing the advancement of jewel making technology to a high level. Use of molds and thin leaves of gold enabled Greeks to manufacture beautiful pieces of antique jewellery that were worn by all with degrees of wealth and which are preserved today. The most popular gemstones were amethysts, pearls, chalcedony, cornelian, garnet and emeralds.

To discover more about gemstones in Antiquity, please visit our relevant blog post: The History and Mythology of Jewellery in Antiquity.


Weight 1.4 g
Dimensions L 1.5 cm



Semi-Precious Stones