Greek jewelry

by timspauwen on September 8, 2009

Detail of a Hellenistic fibula

Although subject to some serious discontinuation several times, the styles used in Greek jewelry from 3000 BC to the inauguration of the Roman Empire, which marked the end of the Greek world, are to be recognized as a clear evolution. From the Minoans to the Mycenaeans and onto the ‘foreign’ Phoenicians for safe keeping over darker times, back to its cradle when the air cleared and then from Classical to Hellenistic, the fantastic gold- and silver smithing techniques travelled through time to reach us today.

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