Ancient Roman Gold Shield Earring - (1)

Ancient Roman Gold Shield Earring - (1)
2nd-4th century AD

A single Ancient Roman gold earring, decorated with a central plain shield-shaped plate, and further enriched by a gold drop and a pearl bead.

Ancient Roman jewellery was an essential public display of wealth. Roman jewellery at first followed the trends set by the Etruscans. As the power and spread of the Roman Empire grew however, jewellery designs and materials became even more elaborate both to incorporate different cultural styles from Greece, Egypt, North Africa and the Orient. This reflected Rome’s prosperity as a dominant and conquering city.

Measurements: 1.7cm length

Provenance: Ex private collection, belonging to a Harley Street, London gentleman. A significant collection of jewellery.

Lot details
Ancient Roman
Number of objects
Shield Earring
Century/ Timeframe
2nd-4th century AD
Good Condition, See Photo
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