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Poppaea Earrings
Poppaea Earrings
Poppaea Earrings
Poppaea Earrings
Poppaea - ROMAE Jewelry
Poppaea - ROMAE Jewelry
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Poppaea Earrings

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These luxurious earrings are gorgeous and sweet, and make a true statement. Opulent in front, they feature the distinctive and characteristic Roman hook at the back. Evidence shows that the type was incredibly popular in the Roman world, as the many examples found attest. This particular pair is modeled after earrings dating to before AD 79, found in the excavations at the Roman town of Herculaneum, in the Bay of Naples area. Our earrings are available in two sizes.

Poppaea Sabina (AD 30 - 65) was a noblewoman from the Bay of Naples. Her aristocratic family was extremely prominent in the area, and likely owned much property, as evidence from Pompeii and the villa at Oplontis suggest. Poppaea would win the heart of the Roman emperor Nero, known for his excesses and extravagance, whom she would marry.

Both Poppaea and her mother were described by the ancient historians as beautiful. "There was at Rome one Poppaea Sabina ... her mother, who surpassed in personal attractions all the ladies of her day, had bequeathed to her alike fame and beauty. Her fortune adequately corresponded to the nobility of her descent. Her conversation was charming and her wit anything but dull...." - Tacitus (first/second century AD), Annals 13.45

Small Earring Details

Overall height: 1.9 cm

Diameter of large dome: 1.1 cm

Diameter of small dome: .6 cm

Small Earrings: Available Precious Metals and Prices

925 Sterling Silver: $100

18 Karat Gold Over Sterling Silver: $180

14 Karat Gold: $540

18 Karat Gold: $750

Large Earring Details

Overall height: 3 cm

Diameter of large dome: 1.5 cm

Diameter of small dome: .9 cm

Large Earrings: Available Precious Metals and Prices

925 Sterling Silver: $120

18 Karat Gold Over Sterling Silver: $200

14 Karat Gold: $1,020

18 Karat Gold $1,560