Roman Gold Earrings with Garnets

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Object Description

An extremely fine matching pair of Ancient Roman gold earrings, each featuring a delicately twisted gold hoop tapered at the end which encloses the earring by hooking through a loop. Granulation has been applied along the lower part of the hoop with an additional drop of gold embellished with further granulation. The earrings display a central medallion composed of a cabochon garnet inset, her in place by a gold cell of gold granules. The earrings are a beautiful example of the refinement of Ancient Roman goldsmith art.

Date: Circa 1st-3rd century AD

Object History

Provenance: Ex Important Private Japanese collection, deceased, 1970-2015

Object Literature

For a similar item, The British Museum, item number 1981,0905.14-15.

Object Condition

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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  • dimensions
    H:3.5 centimeters

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The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
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Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

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