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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


  • Acquired by Timeless on the UK antiquities market, 2019, previously forming part of an important Dutch collection, acquired on the European market, 1970s.

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