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A type of ear ornament that is in the form of a penannular loop that encircles most of the ear, rather than being wired through or attached to the ear-lobe.
Examples made of gold, c. 100 BC-AD 100, sometimes have, as the ornament that hangs below the ear-lobe, a figure in the round, similar to some examples of an ear-drop.
From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson