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Ancient Roman, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A pair of 18 karat gold earrings fashioned in the hemisphere motif. While many ancient Roman jewelry designs resembled those of the Greeks and the Egyptians, the hemispheric motif was purely a Roman creation. Gemstones or glass beads could easily be added to the danglers, like the black striated coral glass bead attached to one rope-patterned dangler in this example. Comes with translucent lucite mount. Total Weight: 3.6 grams Size: 1.25" L (3.2 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Private Florida collection acquired in the 1980's

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Minor denting to one hemisphere. That hemisphere also missing glass bead dangler; however, a good jeweler could add a bead to make this a near match.

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Roman 18 kt Gold Hemisphere Earrings w/ Glass Bead

Estimate $1,200 - $1,600Feb 9, 2017