Ancient Roman Gold Pendant

Ancient Roman Gold Pendant
Circa 1st-3rd Century AD

A finely modelled Ancient Roman oval gold pendant. The gold frame has been embellished with gold granules. There is a gold suspension loop on the top.

As in many societies in antiquity, jewellery was an important social marker used to demonstrate wealth in the Roman Empire. With the expansion of the empire, Roman jewellery became more elaborate in its design, as goldsmiths were influenced by the range of styles, materials and techniques used by craftsmen in these newly conquered territories. By incorporating these foreign techniques and new designs, Rome could reflect its position as a prosperous and dominant conquering city. Roman jewellery was enriched and embellished with precious, semi-precious stones and glass beads.

Measurements: circa 1.5cm length, 0.8cm width

Weight: circa 0.57g

Provenance: London Jewellery collection, 1980-95.

Lot details
Ancient Roman
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 1st-3rd Century AD
Good Condition, See Photo
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