I believe this may actually be a body chain  "Discovered with the body of a woman fleeing down an alley in Pompeii, this long necklace, or catena-with its 94 ivy leaves of gold foil-is one of the finest pieces of jewelry found in the region. The woman also carried two uncut gems and the family silver. (Ministero per i Beni e le Attivita Culturali-Soprintendenza archeologica di Napoli e Caserta/Field Museum,) Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/resurrecting-pompeii-109163501/

Pompeii: discovered w/the body of a woman fleeing down an alley, this long necklace, or catena, w/its 94 ivy leaves of gold foil-is one of the finest pieces of jewelry found in the region. The woman also carried two uncut gems & the family silver

Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi

Ancient Greek crown Pontika (now Ukraine) 300 BCE. It is formed in a Heracles knot.

Gold with garnet Etruscan brooch, filigree & granulation techniques, circa 500 B.C.

sporadicq: “ ancientpeoples: Etruscan plate of gold. The plate is finely decorated with different patterns. In the middle is a large ruby. Source: Leiden Museum of.

Wristband with Birds and Palmettes, A.D. 800–1000, Thessaloniki, Greece; gold, glass, and enamel.

Wristband with Birds and Palmettes, A. gold, glass, and enamel. Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections (Getty Villa Exhibitions)

Gold bracelet in the form of inter-linking double hemispheres. © The Trustees of the British Museum  Roman,1st AD

Gold bracelet in the form of inter-linking double hemispheres. C Roman, Pompeii British Museum

HELLENISTIC JEWELRY 4TH BCE  Two silver fibulae from Lom (4th BCE)  Hist.District Museum, Lom, Bulgaria

HELLENISTIC JEWELRY 4TH BCE Two silver fibulae from Lom (4th BCE) Hist.District Museum, Lom, Bulgaria

RIng with Blue Stone, Roman        2nd-3rd centuries C.E.      Gold, stone

★ RIng with Blue Stone ~ Roman centuries C. Gold with Lapiz Azure stone

Pendant earrings, Roman, c.1st century AD. Gold, emerald, and amethyst.

Byzantine Earrings Gold earrings composed of a filigree-decorated crescent from which is suspended a pair of box-set gems of opaque green glass and pendant amethysts, dating to the sixth century.

Disk Brooch, early 600s Anglo-Saxon; Probably made in Faversham, southeastern England; Found at Teynam, southeastern England Gold, cells inset with garnets and glass, border inlaid with niello

Probably made in Faversham, southeastern England; Found at Teynam, southeastern England Gold, cells inset with garnets and glass, border inlaid with niello

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