Roman Gold Earrings With Glass Beads


C. 1-300 AD, Roman. Pair of gold hoop earrings comprising medium hoops each with three strands of glass and gold beads. These beautiful items probably belonged to a Roman noblewoman. Excellent condition

Roman specifically were known for how they loved to wear earrings, infact in ancient sources it was often commented on that they wore such heavy earrings that they distorted their ears! Indeed, the jewellery of a wealthy woman were some of the few pieces they could buy and sell themselves – so showed their personal status.

Size: L:35mm / W:36mm ; 5g

Provenance: Important London collection of Ancient art; formed in 1970s then passed by descent.

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