A finely rendered Greek Hellenistic single gold earring, formed from a coiled circular wire hoop, which tapers towards one end and features an Ibex head terminal on the other. The ibex’s head is modelled from a thin sheet of gold and features naturalistically rendered facial and anatomical features including defined horns to the top of the head. The tapering end encloses the earring by hooking through a loop attached to the animals’ chin. This fine earring testifies the refinement of gold working in Ancient Greece during the Hellenistic period.
Date: Circa 4th-3rd Century BC