A PAIR OF BYZANTINE GOLD, GARNET AND PEARL EARRINGS
CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.
Each with a rectangular box bezel encircled by beaded wire, set with a garnet, surmounting a drop-shaped box bezel encircled by beaded wire, set with a garnet, threaded through a pearl and a hollow gold sphere, a ring of beaded wire above each, hinged at the back; now joined to modern earwires
Each: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) high (2)