Late Roman Gold Earrings with Pearl and Amethyst Pendant

Culture: Roman
Period: 5th-6th century A.D.
Material: Gold, pearl, amethyst
Dimensions: 6.5 cm high
Price: 6 400 Euro
Ref: 3486
Provenance: Viennese private collection V. Kilijian, acquired on 5 October 1961 from A.B.E.L., Berlin, Germany. With a copy of the original invoice.
Condition: A ring for suspension is carefully stabilised, otherwise beautifully preserved and ready to wear.
Description: Ready to wear, magnificent and completely preserved gold earrings dating to the late Roman period. Each of the circularly bent gold clamp ends in a gold bead. Followed by a small gold ring with an 8-shaped connecting piece. Here the actual pendant is affixed. On top a glass bead is set in gold, below a grape-shaped gold extension with a gold wire where a natural pearl is threaded. Right after the pearl a large, drop-shaped amethyst pendant. The gold wire ends at the bottom in a small loop.