Roman Gold Earrings with Glass Juglets


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Object Description

An elegant matching pair of ancient Roman gold earrings, each featuring a crescent shape, with narrow ends, and a dangling attachment in the form of a stylised vessel, rendered in glass paste. Hoop earrings of this type would have been worn by the Romans as every-day piece of jewellery, and rarely removed. The earrings are modelled using high karat gold, around 22-24 karat.

Date: Circa 1st-2nd Century AD

Object History

From SM collection, acquired in the 1970s-1990s.

Object Literature

For similar: The Metropolitan Museum, item 74.51.3775.

Object Condition

Very fine, suitable for modern wear with care. Consult a professional jeweller for any alterations.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    H:3 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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