HELLENISTIC GOLD EARRING IN THE FORM OF A CROUCHING WINGED GRIFFIN Repoussed, the details are added with twisted gold wires of varying widths. The style is reminiscent of the carved reliefs found at Persepolis by Alexander the Great. 4th-3rd Century BC.
Ring. V & A Museum. England, Britain (made). 800-900 (made). Gold, granulation, filigree. In contrast to the rich garnet-set jewellery of the earlier Anglo-Saxon period, finger rings of the ninth century are rarely adorned with precious stones. The skills of the goldsmith are seen in this example, where the different techniques of filigree and granulation are combined to produce an elaborately decorated ring.