London, South Kensington
29 October 2003
A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD EARRINGS
3RD CENTURY A.D.
Each with conical dome with central granule, surrounded by twisted wire border, hung with a cylindrical spirally ribbed and granulated pendant, the sphere terminal with pyramid cluster of granules, two scrolled volutes above, wire ear hoop; and a pair of Roman gold earrings, each with wire ear hoop mounted with hollow conical hexagon, circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D.
1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) and 5/8 in. (1.6 cm.) long respectively (4)
Acquired in 1958 from Jacques Matoussian (item one); and acquired in 1990, F. Sternberg, Zurich (item two).
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