Roman Gold & Pearl Sunburst Earrings

GBP 1,395.00

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Object Description

A pair of beautiful ancient Roman gold earrings with pearl pendants. Each earring consists of a sheet of gold forming a large sunburst concave disc, recessed in the centre and set with a pearl. The border is decorated with wire-work, in a herringbone pattern. The edge is set with further ornamentation, consisting of triangular granules interspersed evenly. Beneath the disc is a trapezoid cross bar, supporting three pendants. The outer two are formed from dangling, wound wire, finished with another pearl. The central pendant is similarly styled, yet features an additional garnet inlay, set in a gold frame, which sits just above the pearl. Long hooks are attached to the reverse, although these are now closed. A beautiful set distinctive of the 3rd century AD.

Date: Circa 3rd century AD

Object History

Ex Alison Barker collection, retired Barrister-at-law, acquired 1970s-2000s. Ex Cambridge private collection.

Object Condition

Very good condition. Original pearls and stones still attached. Slightly misshapen pendants due to age. Can be worn with care. Earrings would need to be attached to additional studs or hooks.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1.7 x H:4.2 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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