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date: 19 May 2019

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This article examines the literary evidence available on jewellery from Jewish Roman antiquity. It defines jewellery as objects of personal adornment, and identifies the different categories in the study of jewellery. The first section looks at past scholarship on ancient jewellery, and then presents the literary evidence of jewellery in the Jewish sources during the late second temple period. It also discusses the literary evidence of jewellery in rabbinic literature.

Keywords: literary evidence, jewellery, Jewish Roman antiquity, personal adornment, Jewish sources, rabbinic literature

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