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.
- Ancient Roman
- Number of objects
- Drop Earring with Pearl
- Century/ Timeframe
- 2nd-4th century AD
- Good Condition, See Photo