Roman Gold Earrings with Pearls

$1,512.78

A pair of beautiful Roman gold earrings, featuring a large central daisy motif, made from gold sheet in the opus interrasile technique. A central pearl sits in the middle, secured by a thin gold wire. The large central daisy is followed by a geometric segment, from which three additional pearls hang.

Date: Circa 3rd-4th century AD.
Condition: Excellent.

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Product Code: AH-559
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Earrings of this kind would likely have belonged to a person of high status, as pearls were a luxury in the ancient world. According to Pliny, pearls were the most valued luxury commodity.

 

To find out more about Roman jewellery please see our relevant blog post: The History and Mythology of Gemstones in Ancient Jewellery.

Weight 4.5 g
Dimensions L 2.8 cm
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