This is a wonderful ancient Roman gold hair jewel, dating to the 2nd - 3rd century A.D. This would have been worn threaded into plaited hair, using the two securing bands on the back. It depicts a double lunar crescent between hearts.
OBJECT: Hair jewel
DATE: c. 2nd - 3rd century A.D.
SIZE: 13mm x 10mm x 1mm
WEIGHT: 0.67 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private British collection, formed in the 1980s
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