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Ancient Roman earrings, 2nd century AD. A pair of yellow gold earrings, each with an inverted drop shaped ornament decorated a gold bead and scrolled wire ornaments and borders, each on a twisted wire loop, suspended from an ornate open looped hook composed of twisted and braided gold wire and centred with a gold ball and a florette form, and with an approximate total weight of 3.82 grams.
For a similar example see 'Roman Jewellery' by Ljudmila Ruseva-Slokoska, cat. no. 26a.
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.
These earrings have been adapted for modern use in a way which does not affect their historical integrity, please contact us for further information.
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