An elegant matching pair of Ancient Roman gold earrings, each comprises a simple, oval hoop with a narrowing and twisting end. The earrings are further embellished with a drop of gold twisted wire, with one garnet bead strung upon it, and a gold chain.
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. Roman jewellery reflected the culture the Romans entered in contact with, and testified the prosperity and the power of the Roman Empire.
Period: Circa 1st-3rd Century AD