Necklace with Butterfly Pendant, late 2nd-1st century BC (Hellenistic) Elaborate diadems or necklaces featuring centerpieces of inlaid stones, pendants, and beaded chains go back to 3rd- and 2nd-century Greek jewelry. This necklace was found on the neck of the deceased; as the symbol of the soul, the butterfly was an appropriate motif for a burial gift.
NECKLACE Gold A.D. 1st century MANN 111114 This necklace is one of the most beautiful pieces of jewellery discovered in the Vesuvian region. It is made up of 94 gold-leaf ivy leaves, which are connected by small rings partially masked by a small roundel. The clasps are smooth roundels
A PAIR OF ETRUSCAN GOLD DISKS CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C. Each formed of domed sheet, encircled by granules, elaborately adorned in concentric rings, with clusters of granulation, filigree spirals centered by granules, clusters of granulation around larger granules, centered by a piriform knob embellished with granulation; mounted as earrings with modern gold backs and posts