Byzantine Gold Earring

 

Byzantine Gold Earring

A small Byzantine gold crescent-shaped earring with rows of granulation.

Ca. 10th - 14th century AD.
Height: 5/8 in. (1.6 cm).

Cf. J. Albani, "Evidence of Middle Byzantine Earrings," in C. Entwistle and N. Adams, eds, 'Intelligible Beauty': Recent Research on Byzantine Jewellery (London 2010), pl. 20, in the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki.

Formerly in a New York private collection.

Inv#: 7346

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