Pair of Late Roman - Byzantine Gold Earrings
(hung on modern 21-karat gold earwires for wear)
The small hoops, with blue glass beads and sailor's knot chains date to the Imperial Roman period.
Disks: 7th - 6th Centuries BC; ear hoops & chains 2nd-3rd Centuries AD.
Ex: private American collection, 1980's
cf: Rudolph, Wolf & Barbara Deppert; A Golden Legacy : Ancient Jewelry from the Burton Y. Berry Collection at the Indiana University Art Museum (Bloomington, 1995) no.22.L-M