Roman Dress Accessories

Swift, Ellen Victoria (2008) Roman Dress Accessories. Shire Archaeology, 85 . Shire Publications, Buckinghamshire, 56 pp. ISBN 9780747805670. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This books provides an introduction to Roman dress accessories - defined here as what would today be called costume jewellery (non-precious metal jewellery). Using new evidence from finds, production areas, distributions and the location of workshops are examined. The interpretation of dress accessories is introduced, with reference to the depiction of objects in Roman art. Brooches, bracelets, beads, necklaces, rings, earrings, hairpins and belt sets are explained in detail, and the most popular types are described and illustrated,enabling the identification of common objects that might be found on an archaeological site or in a museum.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: Roman archaeology dress accessories jewellery finds artefacts production craft trade identity
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Ellen Swift
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2008 13:26
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 08:25
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