A LARGE PAIR OF OSTROGOTHIC GOLD AND GLASS EARRINGS
circa 6th century a.d.
The massive hoop-shaped earwire attached to a large hollow polygonal bead, affixed at one end and joined by means of a hook and loop at the other, the four main faces of the bead with diamond-shaped collars set with glass and fringed by granulation, the eight smaller faces with triangular collars similarly set and fringed, each end of the bead with two concentric rings of beaded wire with a granulated fringe
2 in. (3.1 cm.) wide (2)