Roman Pair of Gold Loop Earrings

GBP 300.00

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Object Description

A delicate pair of Ancient Roman gold hoop earrings, each comprises a simple, oval hoop with a narrowing and twisting end. Hoop earrings were a favourite among Roman aristocracy.

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. Jewellery such as this fine example, were worn by Roman aristocracy, but not exclusively: some gold adornments were worn by the middle classes, soldiers and even freed slaves.

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

  • material
  • diameter
    2 centimeters

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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
London
SW1Y 4AA