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Imperial Roman Gold Earring Drops

with glass beads simulating emeralds (hung on 21-karat gold earwires for modern wear)

3rd - 4th Centuries AD

Height: 3.5 cm. (1 3/8 in.)


Ex: two private American collections, before 1989

Comparandum: Patricia F. Davidson, Andrew Oliver, Jr. ; Ancient Greek and Roman gold jewelry in the Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, 1984) no.132 a-b

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