This necklace is composed of five repoussee gold lion heads strung among modern turquoise cylinder and ring beads. There are two suspension loops at the top of four lion heads. One lion has no suspension loops.
A first century collar necklace from a tomb in Tillia Tepe, Afghanistan. Photo by Thierry Ollivier/Muse Guimet/Getty Images. Ancient Jewelry Photo Gallery - First Century Collar Necklace - Pictures of Ancient Jewelry
A PAIR OF BYZANTINE GOLD EARRINGS Circa 6th-7th Century B.C. Each crescentic in form, composed of strips of rectangular wire arranged in various spirals and figure-8 loops, the perimeter with nine ribbed tubes through which passes a plain wire threaded with pearls, a hinged arching ear wire above
Four Pairs of Roman Gold Earrings, circa 1st-3rd Century A.D. One pair each with a plain hoop joined to a pelta-shaped shield, with a pendant in the form of a pinecone; another similar pair each with a flanged, drop-shaped pendant; one pair each with a plain hoop joined to a hollow hemisphere, with a voluted pendant, now threaded with a carnelian bead; and another similar but larger pair, each with a pendant, now threaded with green glass beads