Large Roman Gold Earrings with Grape Pendants

Culture: Roman
Period: 2nd century A.D.
Material: Gold, glass
Dimensions: each 5.8 cm high; 17.9 gram in total
Price: Sold
Ref: 3431
Provenance: Bavarian collection H. I. since the early 1970s.
Condition: A band of granules between the gold balls with small missing parts, otherwise in excellent condition.
Description: Magnificent gold earrings with a dark red shimmering glass stone. The jewellery with a large clamp to which in front a twisted frame is attached where the glass stone sits. The frame at the top with an eyelet in which the clamp, which is made of two twisted and one smooth wire, hooks. Below seven small gold balls, some of which are connected with granules representing grape pendants. Exceptionally beautiful gold jewellery from the eastern part of the empire.