Although jewellery in the Roman world was influenced by the art of other countries such as Egypt, the Romans were the ones who most appreciated jewellery and everything related to the trade. Goldsmiths ceased to be anonymous, some achieved great fame, and their products became essential to show the social category of individuals in the great history of Rome.
The value that gold had makes objects created with it inherited, reused, etc. The main sources of extraction of the material were the Balkans, present-day Austria, Hispania, Britain and Egypt.
In principle, Rome had reserved the gold to reward the military virtus and in general, the ornaments of the rest of the population were made of iron. However, over time changes occur and the existence of a greater amount of gold makes jewellery begin to be made with this material.
These earrings, formed by a wavy sheet of gold cut in the form of a disc, of which two pieces of gold and green glass hang are a beautiful example of delicacy, elegance and movement.
Provenance: Purchased by the current owner in 2011 in Madrid from a private collector (J.S.), owned before 70's.
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- Ancient Roman
- Pair of earrings
- Century/ Timeframe
- Siglo II-III d.C.
- Good Condition, See Photo