Roman earrings with garnet

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Object: Pair of Roman gold earrings with gemstone

Material: Gold. Gemstones made of red garnet.

Period: 1st to 2nd century AD,
Roman Imperial period.

Description:    Matching pair of gold earrings. Each earring consists of an S-shaped gold wire, with a spoon-shaped end holding a gemstone. The gemstone is a lenticular red garnet.
It is a beautiful and rare type of Roman ear jewellery. Both earrings are of the same design and certainly originally belong together.

Dimensions: 12mm wide, 16mm high.

Condition: Perfect condition. Matching pair.

Provenance: Acquired by us on the German art market in 2020. Previously in the German private collection V. L. Acquired into it between 1925 and 1979 and located in Germany ever since. Parts of the collection were bought at the Swiss dealers Muenzen und Medaillen AG in Basel and Bank Leu in Zuerich.

References: Similar L. Ruseva-Slokoska, Roman Jewellery, p. 121, cat. no. 43a.

Authenticity: We unconditionally guarantee the authenticity of every artefact, all items are subject to our lifetime return policy on authenticity.