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Ancient Roman Gold earings - (2)
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Ancient Roman Gold earings - (2)
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Ancient Roman Gold earings - (2)

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Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. An elegant pair of 98.5% pure gold hoop earrings (equivalent to 22K+) formed from a plain loop with a tightly scrolled terminus and a hook and loop closure. The Romans invented the "hoop earring", which developed around 300 BCE. Hoop earrings on occasion were ornamented with finials representing animals, Maenads, slaves, or the Greek god Eros. This pair was fashioned to represent coiling snakes, a popular Roman motif symbolizing immortality. Size of one: 0.8" W (2 cm); gold is 98.5% (equivalent to 22K+); total weight of both: 4.4 g \n\nProvenance: private East Coast, USA collection \n\nAll items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. \n\nA Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. \n\nSlight bending to form. One is slightly thicker than the other. While not wearable in current state, a reputable jeweler could set them with modern fittings to be wearable.\n\n\nPurchased by the current owner in 2018 from A. G. Dealer before that: private East Coast, USA collection \n.A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. \n\nSlight surface wear and bending to forms commensurate with age. Not wearable as is, but could be fit to a modern setting to be wearable. Archaeological Finds & Remains---
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