The necklace, reconstructed below, was found with other jewelery in Oplontis in "Villa B" (perhaps belonging to Lucius Crassus Tertius) in association with the remains of a woman killed by a pyroclastic flow from the 79 AD eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.
These pages contain information on the history, location, geology, analytical and gemological data of the main ancient emerald's mines. Suggestions are welcome. Questions can be addressed to Carlo Aurisicchio
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