AUD $140.00
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Roman Coin & Coral Earrings

Sorry, these romantic earrings are no longer available. We may however still have some similar coin earrings.

This pair of dangling earrings feature an ancient Imperial Roman bronze coin, dating to between 1st - 4th century AD, and found in Yugoslavia. We've had them hand set into Sterling Silver for us in Indonesia.

Back in our workshop I've then added a dangle using small finely hand granulated silver beads and a pair of Old Genuine Red Coral beads we've retrieved in Pakistan. (the Romans used to trade their Red Coral and German Amber as far as Tibet during this period, for more on this fascinating subject see our blog on Red Coral.) Whilst these Coral beads are a similar shape they are slightly different in tone, one is slightlydarker and the other more mellowed... they are hard to match as they are old not like fresh new dark ones, which are technically illegal!

I've used a small Australian made 8 mm Sterling Silver sleeper instead of an earwire as it adds a clean simplicity combined with extra security. Being a sleeper they are designed to move smoothly through your piercing without any part catching, the hinge and catch are invisible. You can get us to swap it to an earwire for you or if you like them you can remove your own wires and move these from pair to pair as needed, they are really easy and comfortable to wear. I would suggest you get someone to measure the distance from your piercing to the edge of your lobe, you have 7 mm to work with, larger sleepers may be available soon too.

Avoid polishing the coin (you'll only remove its age) but you can carefully use a dry Silver Polishing Cloth to bring up the highlights on the silver. Don't use liquids or cream polishes.

Age: 1st - 4th Century AD, silver contemporary.

Size: H 51 mm x W 17 mm (body without sleeper is 44 mm)

Weight: 9 grams