5 December 2012
A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD EARRINGS
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Each hemispherical in form, with slight vertical carination and a sheet backing, a disk above, three granules at the join, an S-shaped earwire behind the disk, the hemispheres with three loops at the bottom supporting lengths of spiral wire, each once threaded with a now-missing bead
Each: 1½ in. (3.8 cm.) long (2)
with D.J. Crowther, London, 1968.
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For the type compare no. 2616 in Marshall, Catalogue of the Jewellery, Greek, Etruscan & Roman, in the Departments of Antiquities, British Museum.
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