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A ROMAN SNAKE RING  CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.  Composed of a single strand of gold, coiled three times to form the hoop and twisted into a figure of eight at each end with snake head terminals, with added granular and incised decoration

c AD Roman Snake Ring composed of a single strand of gold, coiled three times to form the hoop and twisted into a figure of eight at each end w snake head terminals, w added granular and incised decoration

PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD, EMERALD, AND GARNET EAR PENDANTS from which hang three gold…

pair of Roman gold, emerald & garnet ear pendants from which hang three gold rods, a cabochon garnet on the top, and a rectangular emerald on the bottom of each.

GREEK GOLD AND AGATE EARRINGS HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.

ancientjewels: “Pair of gold and agate Hellenistic period Greek earrings, c. From Christie’s Auctions ”

PAIR OF OPENWORK ROMAN GOLD, EMERALD, AND PEARL EAR PENDANTS  The openwork disc of lotus flowers with a central emerald bead on a cross-wire, with three pendants hanging from a scrolled crossbar below, each pendant a hollow ribbed tube threaded with small seed pearls.  Ca. 3rd Century AD  L. 11/4 in. (3.3 cm.)  Ex private English collection, acquired in the 1980s in London.  Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2007, no. 174.

Roman earrings, ca. Gold, emeralds, and pearls. Emeralds were a favorite Roman stone, and anything that looked like an emerald was put to use in jewelry.

A ROMAN ROCK CRYSTAL BEAD NECKLACE   CIRCA 2ND-4TH CENTURY A.D.   Composed of polyhedron beads, each with twelve faces, interspersed with opaque green glass beads, strung in two strands with a modern hook-and-loop closure  26½ in. (67.3 cm.) long

A ROMAN ROCK CRYSTAL BEAD NECKLACE ca. Composed of polyhedron beads, each with twelve faces, interspersed with opaque green glass beads, strung in two strands with a modern hook-and-loop closure in.

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