A necklace (Latin: monile) is a female neck ornament known since antiquity. There are necklaces made of gold, silver and precious alloys. Necklaces were extremely popular with Greek and Roman wealthy women, and were richly decorated with precious stones.
Also in Latin, there is a mention of the synonym of the word monile-Lat. catella, literally meaning chain-decoration.
There are a large number of archaeological finds that have come down to our days. Due to the high cost and, as a result, careful attitude, as well as the fact that they were made of non-ferrous metals, many antique copies have come down to us in excellent condition. Below are the archaeological finds and their reconstructions by our master Minacia Polla.