HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C. With pan-shaped disc, with stylized rosettes and palmettes radiating from central rosette, all with beaded wire borders, beneath four lengths of double loop-in-loop chain, in pairs, terminating either with an ivy-leaf or rosette below which hangs an amphora pendant, each pair flanking an inverted pyramidal pendant (one missing), with rosette masking the linking rings, the square top with pyramidal clusters of grains at each corner
Byzantine jewelry was highly ornate and intricate. Detail was a very important aspect of jewelry. However, since all things in this empire revolved around the Christianity, clothing articles, jewelry, and all other things were detailed with Christian symbols. Jewelry was made of gold, jewels, and pearls, etched with crosses, saints, and initials.