Roman Earrings with Garnet and Gold Chain


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Object Description

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

Object 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

Object Details

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By appointment only.

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+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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