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Pompeii Earrings

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 Pompeii Earrings

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Pompeii Earrings

From earrings in gold half-spheres, found in Oplontis (Campania), 1st century AD, kept in Pompeii.

Roman goldsmithing from the early imperial period is well known: the eruption of Vesuvius (79 AD) froze a large number of jewels in the volcanic gangue.
The quarter or half-sphere earrings are an invention of the goldsmiths of Campania; the surface is usually smooth; only a few "granulated" models have survived, including the one discovered at Torre Annunzita and preserved in Pompeii.

Dimensions : 2 cm

Museum
Parco Archeologico di Pompei
Material
Gilt pewter
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