Vintage Swank Cuff Links

 

 

 

Hail Caesar!  The bust on these cuff links is either a Roman legionnaire with a gladius - the short sword carried by soldiers, or a Trojan. Sadly, we didn't pay too much attention during World History, so it's difficult to decide which it is.  In any event, a helmet-headed bust is intaglio carved in what appears to be hematite and set in a gold toned mounting. Intaglios such as these were popular in the early1960s, after films like Spartacus, Cleopatra, and Ben Hur. So, depending on your preference, you can say your cuffs sport the head of  Russell Crowe or Brad Pitt. Measuring 1.7 cm wide by 2.1 cm high, hallmarked Swank, and in excellent condition. sold