A finely modelled Ancient Roman oval gold pendant. The gold frame has been embellished with gold granules. There is a gold suspension loop on the top.
As in many societies in antiquity, jewellery was an important social marker used to demonstrate wealth in the Roman Empire. With the expansion of the empire, Roman jewellery became more elaborate in its design, as goldsmiths were influenced by the range of styles, materials and techniques used by craftsmen in these newly conquered territories. By incorporating these foreign techniques and new designs, Rome could reflect its position as a prosperous and dominant conquering city. Roman jewellery was enriched and embellished with precious, semi-precious stones and glass beads.
Measurements: circa 1.5cm length, 0.8cm width
Weight: circa 0.57g
Provenance: London Jewellery collection, 1980-95.
- Antigua Roma
- Siglo / marco temporal
- Circa 1st-3rd Century AD
- Buen estado, ver foto