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**Originally Listed At $350**

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A pretty pair of 18K gold earrings, each with two inlaid, teardrop-shaped, deep red garnets surrounded by small gold granules. Each earring has tiny unique details, but they appear perfectly matched until examined up close. Roman women - especially of the upper classes - had their ears pierced and wore one set of earrings. Jewelry was particularly important to women in Roman society because it was legally their own property, independent of their husband's wealth, and they could use it as they saw fit. These earrings would have belonged to an elite Roman woman. Size of each: 1" H (2.5 cm); 3.2 grams total weight (with both)

Provenance: private New Jersey, USA collection

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Condition

Slight deformation to form with very limited encrustated patina in the lower profile areas. Could easily be made wearable with the addition of a post or finding.

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Pair of Roman 18K Gold & Garnet Earrings - 3.2 grams

Estimate $600 - $900Mar 26, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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