Timeless are pleased to offer an enigmatic little Roman pendant dating from the 1st century A.D.
Roman silversmiths, or argentarii, were highly skilled artisans. They employed a variety of techniques to create intricate and beautiful pieces, including:
- Casting: As wth this piece, silver would be poured into moulds to create various shapes.
- Hammering: Silver was often beaten to create thin sheets that could be shaped and decorated.
- Chasing: Decorative patterns were often chased into the silver with small tools.
- Repoussé: A technique where the metal is shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief.
- Granulation: A decorative technique involving the application of tiny silver balls to a surface.
- Filigree: Fine silver wire was twisted or curled into intricate designs and then soldered onto the jewellery piece.
Mounted on a silver chain, this beautiful 2000yr old pendant could be yours to own.
Now available in the Timeless Galleries
ROMAN SILVER BAR PENDANT
Acquired by Timeless on the UK antiquities market, 2019, previously forming part of an important Dutch collection, acquired on the European market, 1970s.