Made in Etruria, the ancient state in west-central Italy which spread its civilization throughout Italy in the 6th century B.C. It is now part of modern Tuscany and Umbria.
This is one of a pair of gold rosettes (museum number 8838-1863). It is decorated with granulation, where tiny spheres of gold are arranged in patterns on the surface. They are fixed to the background by an intricate process which creates a join without using solder.