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  • Museum number


  • Description

    Earring; gold; one of a pair; the top composed of two ogees with roundels, one containing a stone; hinged to this are three pendants, each with three square or circular settings (all but one are empty); the left and right pendants terminate in a rock emerald and a pearl, while the central pendant terminates in a small pearl and a sapphire.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 600 (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 124 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published: W. Dennison, A Gold Treasure of the Late Roman Period (University of Michigan Studies Humanistic Series, Vol. XII), London, 1918, no 19, pp. 151-3, pl. XLII; L. Wamser, Die Welt von Byzanz - Europas ostliches Erbe - Glanz, Krisen, und Fortleben einer tausendjahrigen Kultur, Munich, 2004, no. 495. Pair with 1916,0714.3


  • Bibliography

    • Tait 1976 191b bibliographic details
    • Baldini Lippolis 1999 2.II.5.c.8 bibliographic details
    • Tait 1986a 222 bibliographic details
    • Marzinzik 2013 31 bibliographic details
    • Fluck et al. 2015 p.75 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G41/dc14/sB

  • Exhibition history

    2015, Oct 29 – 2016, Feb 7. British Museum, Room 35. Egypt: Faith after the Pharoahs
    2015 1 April - 15 Sept. Berlin, Bode Museum, 'EIN GOTT - Abrahams Erben am Nil'
    2004 21 Oct-2005 3 Apr, Germany, Munich, Archäologische Staatssammlung, The World of Byzantium

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  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

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