J32 Roman gold amphora earrings £850

 


A pair of gold earrings with green glass bezels mounted in a circular shield, below which hangs an amphora shaped pendant.

Roman, 2nd or 3rd Century AD

The terminals of the amphora shaped droplets would originally have held a bead, otherwise intact as shown. Sturdy and fully wearable if new earring hoops are added to the loops.

Size: 3.7 x 1.5 cms each including the amphora shaped droplet

Ex. private collection, Woking, Surrey, UK; inherited from the collection of a traveller and amateur archaeologist in the 1930's.