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The jewelry represented in the funeral sculptures of Palmyra became larger and more copious as the Palmyrene grew rich over the three centuries of their cutie’s golden age. Necklaces made their appearance in the second century and were extremely popular throughout the third century. This form of ostentatious luxury was for a long time opposed by those upholding the Roman virtue of austerity. At the beginning of our era. Piny the Elder denounced the abundance of jewelry worn by the women in his time, asking them to at least refrain from putting anklets about their ankles.