Roman Gold Disc Earrings

$497.96

A nicely modelled matching pair of ancient Roman loop gold earrings, each featuring a disc-shaped centre and a drop of gold twisted wire, which might have been originally embellished with a glass or stone bead, now missing. 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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Product Code: AH-742
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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 2.2 g
Dimensions L 2.9 cm
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Reference: For similar: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, item 74.51.3775

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