Ancient Roman Gold Drop Earring with Pearl - (1)

Description
Ancient Roman Gold Drop Earring with Pearl - (1)
2nd-4th century AD

A single Ancient Roman gold earring, featuring a hoop shaped fastening. The earrings are further enriched by a gold drop, comprising a pearl-like 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: 2.4cm length, 0.73g weight

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

Lot details
Culture
Ancient Roman
Material
Gold
Number of objects
1
Object
Drop Earring with Pearl
Century/ Timeframe
2nd-4th century AD
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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