Roman earrings (pair)


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ITEMEarrings (pair)
PERIOD1st – 3rd Century A.D
DIMENSIONS10 mm x 12 mm, 0,8 gr
CONDITIONGood condition
PROVENANCEEx Palestine private collection, Z., formed in the 1950’s passed down to his children

Roman earrings, particularly those crafted from gold, offer a fascinating glimpse into the artistry and luxury of ancient Roman jewelry. Gold was highly prized in Roman society for its beauty and rarity, and it was often reserved for the adornment of elite individuals and members of the aristocracy. Roman earrings were worn by both men and women and served as symbols of status, wealth, and fashion.

Gold Roman earrings displayed a wide variety of designs, reflecting the diverse tastes and preferences of ancient Roman wearers. Some earrings featured intricate filigree work, where thin gold wires were twisted and soldered together to create delicate patterns and motifs. Others were adorned with precious gemstones such as pearls, emeralds, sapphires, and garnets, adding color and sparkle to the earrings. Additionally, Roman earrings often showcased symbolic motifs such as animals, plants, deities, and mythological figures, imbuing them with deeper meaning and significance.

Beyond their aesthetic appeal, Roman gold earrings also served practical and cultural functions. They were worn as everyday jewelry, as well as on special occasions such as weddings, festivals, and religious ceremonies. Earrings were often given as gifts to mark important milestones or to express affection and gratitude. Additionally, earrings could be worn as amulets or talismans believed to offer protection or bring good fortune to the wearer.