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Byzantine, Eastern Mediterranean, Gold Earrings, 6th - 7th Century A.D.
Jewelry with these flat backed disk like pellet globules was popular across the Byzantine empire and with the barbarian tribes to the north. Examples have been found from Sicily to Hungary and Northern Bulgaria. Most or all of this jewelry was probably made in the Eastern Mediterranean, possibly in Syria. Examples have been found with coins from Tiberius II (578 - 582) to Heraclius (610- 641).
AS34486. Earrings; cf. Byzantine
and Early Medieval Antiquities in the Dumbarton Oaks
Collection, Volume II, 85; 2.9 cm (1 1/8") long, 4.597 grams, Superb
, pair of loop earrings each with two single globules and a central large multi formed globuled drop pendant; complete
, intact and wearable
Catalog current as of Monday, March 18, 2019.
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