London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
A PAIR OF ROMAN HOLLOW GOLD LEECH-SHAPED EARRINGS
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Each with tear-drop garnet in box setting at the front, suspension loop on the underside with pendant of oval garnet in circular gold setting with granular decoration, and single garnet bead below
1¼ in. (3.1 cm.) long (2)
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W. Hornbostel (ed.), Kunst der Antike, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, 1977, p. 482, no. 428.
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