Ca. AD 100-200
A lovely pair of Roman gold earrings comprised of a delicate hoop, secured with a hook and eye closure, and adorned with a boss shield. The shield features a twisted border and a central granule, adding a refined touch to the earrings' overall design. Each earring is suspended with a gold wire link adorned with ornate scrolls, which are positioned on each side. The green stone bead that graces each earring is threaded through the gold wire link and secured at the bottom with a knot. For a similar example, Chrisite's Live Auction 2770, Ancient Jewelry, 5 December 2012, Lot 423.
Provenance: Private London collection; British art market 1990s.
PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD EARRINGS
L: 32.5-34mm / W: 9.1-9.7mm ; 2.14-2.28g