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Pair of Roman Gold Hoop Earrings

(hung on 21-karat modern gold earwires for wear)

 

reset in antiquity with with earlier, Hellenistic  biconical amethyst bead drops.

 

 

 

Beads: 3rd - 2nd Centuries BC, hoops: 1st - 3rd Centuries AD

 

 

ex: private European collection, 1997

 

 

cf:  Marshall, FH ; Catalogue of the Jewellery Greek, Etruscan & Roman in the Department of Antiquities, British Museum (London, 1911) pl.54 no.2593

 

 

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