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ἐλλόβιον, ἐνώτιον, ἕρμα). An ear-ring fastened, as in modern times, to the ear through the hole (fenestra) bored in the lobe. They were

Ear-ring of B.C. 350, found at Tarentum. (Castellani Collection.)

Etruscan Ear-ring. (Blacas Collection.)

worn in Greece and Italy by women, and among ultra-fashionable men it appears to have been the practice to wear a single earring, much as the “smart” set in London at one time favoured the wearing of a single bracelet by men. Earrings were of every conceivable pattern and value, and were often set with precious stones, and sometimes with drops (stalagmia).

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