Pair of Parthian Gold Earrings


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Object Description

A pair of stunning Parthian gold earrings, each enriched with gold granules and filigree detailing. Each earring is composed of a hoof-shaped body and a hinged ear hoop. One of the earrings is decorated with four large granules and delicate gold wiring wrapped around the upper parts. The other earring displays three trefoil granules beneath the hinge and two on the sides of the earring as well as a large singular granule in the middle. Braided gold wiring features beneath the clustered granules on the upper halves.

Weight of each earring: 5.32g and 3.37g

Date: Circa 3rd-1st century BC

Object History

From a late Japanese specialist collector, 1970-2000s.

Object Condition

Very fine condition. Intact except for a second hinge to keep the hoop closed

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1 x x D:2.2 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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