Pair of gold roundels
- 5th–4th century B.C.
- 1: H. 1 3/8 in (3.5 cm),
diameter outside: 2 15/16 in. (7.5 cm), inside: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
2: H. 1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm),
diameter outside: 3 in. (7. 6 cm), inside: 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm)
- Gold and Silver
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Mr. Torkom Demirjian, in honor of Philippe de Montebello's 25th anniversary as Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2002
- Accession Number:
- 2002.569.1, .2
The function of these exquisite roundels, a type of Greek goldwork especially popular in southern Italy, is uncertain. They may have been used as stands for core-formed glass vessels or they may have served as a type of hair ornament or as large earrings, as they are typically found in pairs.