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Articles of jewelry from Greece produced during the Hellenistic Age, from c. 323 BC (the death of Alexander the Great and the end of the Classical period) until c. 27 BC (the time of the Roman conquest of Greece) and some centuries thereafter when the Greek culture was absorbed in styles of Roman jewelry.
Hellenistic culture was influenced by that of the various lands conquered by Alexander the Great, and jewelry styles in particular underwent changes. Owing to the greater availability of gold, jewelry became plentiful, and was characterized by three principal new features:
From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson