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Roman women adorned furniture and gowns with pearls and liked to sleep with pearls so “their dreams would be filled with lustrous gems.”
Caligula wore slippers covered with pearls and draped a pearl necklace around the neck of his favorite horse Incitatus; Nero decorated his scepter and Constantine his helmet with pearls; and one of reasons why Julius Caesar invaded Britain in 55 B.C. was to get his hand on freshwater pearls from Scotland. The Roman general Vitellus paid for an entire military campaigns by selling one of his mothers pearls.  

Roman women adorned furniture and gowns with pearls and liked to sleep with pearls so “their dreams would be filled with lustrous gems.”

Caligula wore slippers covered with pearls and draped a pearl necklace around the neck of his favorite horse Incitatus; Nero decorated his scepter and Constantine his helmet with pearls; and one of reasons why Julius Caesar invaded Britain in 55 B.C. was to get his hand on freshwater pearls from Scotland. The Roman general Vitellus paid for an entire military campaigns by selling one of his mothers pearls.  

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