Byzantine Gold Earring
A small Byzantine gold crescent-shaped earring with rows of granulation.
Ca. 10th - 14th century AD.
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.