TWO HELLENISTIC GOLD EARRINGSPrint
Hoop is formed of coiled wires tapering to the end to be hooked into a loop, other end consisting of ornamental collar; garnet and cornelian bead in between head of calf and collar; meant to wearing upside down.
Diam. 2 cm. Ex priv. coll. C. d. K., Netherlands, acquired from Royal Athena Galleries, New York 2004.
4th cent. BC
Cf. R.A. Higgins, Greek and Roman Jewellery, London 1961, p. 161-2 III, pl. 47H