Golden earrings (enotia)
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Each earring consists of a perforated six-fold rosette with a ruby in the centre. On the lower edge of the rosettes are hanging three granulated wires with emeralds and lapis-lazulis. A hook is in the back side. Earrings of this type and in many different variations are common from the Roman Era to the early 4th century BC. The widespread adoption of the type during the 3rd-4th c. indicates both the continuous movement of goods throughout the imperial territory and also the existence of a common artistic taste that was created in the major urban centers of the Empire and then it was followed by the local workshops.
- Collection: Minor Arts
- Type: EARRING-S
- Measurement: 3,9 x 1,6 cm
- Exhibit Number: ΒΧΜ 00177 α-β
- Appears in: I.2. Secular life
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