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