Pair of Superb Large Imperial Roman Gold Shield Earrings
(hung on 21-karat modern gold earwires for wear)
with fine cabochon garnets, wire-work and granulation
2nd - 3rd Centuries AD
ex: private American collection, 1987.
cf: Patricia F. Davidson, Andrew Oliver, Jr. ; Ancient Greek and Roman gold jewelry in the Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, 1984) nos. 135-137, 139