London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
AN EAST ROMAN GOLD AND GARNET EARRING MODIFIED AS A BROOCH
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The fragmentary wire hoop with row of pendant hollow gold balls decorated with granulation, a larger ball in the centre with garnet encased in raised setting at the base, decorated with bosses and granulation, modern brooch fastening
1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) diam.
Formerly in the Bomford collection.
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