Earring with inscribed gemstone | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Earring with inscribed gemstone Roman Late Imperial Period 4th century A.D. The earring is inset with sardonyx intaglios. It has one square stone inscribed (in Greek) TE KALE (“To the beautiful one”) and one teardrop-shaped pendant inscribed with a wreath. This earring forms a pair with 66.318b.
A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD AND GLASS EARRINGS Circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D. Each drop-shaped, set with a blue glass and framed by a pair of twisted ribbons punctuated by granules, a bow below of sheet with incised grooves and voluted ends, a cluster of granules in the center, the lower edge with a beaded wire border from which is suspended three lengths of loop-in-loop chain, each terminating in a glass bead and a large and small hollow sphere, a hooked ear wire in back