Pair of Superb Large Imperial Roman Gold Shield Earrings

(hung on 21-karat gold earwires for modern wear)

2nd - 3rd Centuries AD

Height: 46.92 mm. (1 7/8 in.)

#9592

Ex: private American collection, 1987.

Comparandum: Patricia F. Davidson, Andrew Oliver, Jr. ; Ancient Greek and Roman gold jewelry in the Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, 1984) nos. 135-137, 139