Pair of earrings

1870–80
Made by Castellani (Italian, 1814-1930) (Italian)


Dimensions

3.2 x 2.4 x .8 cm (1 1/4 x 15/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2002.118.1-2

Medium or Technique

Silver coins set in gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Each earring comprises a roman stater of Velia (4th century B.C.) set in a circular gold frame, with evenly-spaced emanating rays terminating in small beads. Simple curved gold wire posts attached to back. Part of set with the pendant, 2002.116.

Provenance

1963, gift of Aimee Lamb (b. 1893 - d. 1989), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 11, 1963)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée Lamb