AUD $140.00
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Roman Coin & Glass Earrings

Sorry, this lovely pair of earrings is no longer available. However, we may still have very similar ones with other stones.

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 more small finely hand granulated silver beads and a pair of round dull blue Roman or Islamic Glass beads, these were found in Central Asia, probably Persia, their surface is matted with tiny scratches and fine pitting from long burial. They can though catch the light and that's why they seem translucent in the photos, but are duller in reality. They are probably older than five centuries even possibly over a thousand years.

I've used a small Australian made 12 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 suggest you get someone to measure your lobe from your piercing to the edge, upto 12 mm you'll be fine. We may have larger sleepers in stock 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: Coin 1st - 4th Century AD, glass ancient.

Size: H 43 mm x W 18 mm (body without sleeper is 32 mm)

Weight: 9 grams