Ancient Roman bead earrings. A matching pair of articulated earrings, each consisting of a circular gold plaque decorated with a granule to centre with an intricate wirework pattern to inner and outer borders, each suspending six beads of assorted colours, twelve in total, surrounded by circular wirework in a triangular pattern, fitted to reverse with a secure hook fitting, approximately 4cm in length from top of hook, approximately 4.5g in weight. Tested yellow gold, circa 2nd century AD. Complete matching earrings such as these are a rare survival from the ancient world. These earrings are a testament to the high level of skill of the craftsmen of the time and are in fine condition commensurate with their age.