Ancient Greek, Hellenistic Gold Hoop Earring - (1)

Description
Ancient Greek, Hellenistic Gold Hoop Earring - (1)
Circa 4th-2nd Century BC

A finely rendered single Greek Hellenistic gold earring formed from one twisted circular wire, which tapers to a point. The start of the wire has been attached to a large terminal, made from gold sheet and decorated with gold granules. There is a slight tear on the top of the terminal.

This earring is suitable for modern wear with a modern hook or stud applied. Please consult a professional jeweller for any alterations.

As in many ancient societies, jewellery was an important social marker used to demonstrate wealth; jewellery became more and more elaborate in the designs and in the materials used, such as precious and semi-precious gemstones. Loop earring, either simply or elaborately modelled, such as this fine example, were among the most popular styles of earrings worn by Ancient Greek women.

Measurements: circa 1.8cm height

Weight: circa 0.65g

Provenance: Ex London Mayfair collection 1970s, formerly with Pars Gallery.

Lot details
Culture
Ancient Greek, Hellenistic
Material
Gold
Number of objects
1
Object
Hoop Earring
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 4th-2nd Century BC
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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