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Object Number:
66-6-1
Current Location:
Out on loan
Provenience:
Northeast Aegean
Period:
Early Bronze Age
Date Made:
2400 BC
Early Date:
-2400
Late Date:
-2400
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Electrum
Gold
Description:
Head is large rectangular plate framed by two crosspieces, rectangular in section, which protrude past plate and end in upturning spirals. Face of plate decorated with four vertical panels of filigree S-spirals (two in each panel) which do not all face same direction. Vertical applique strips (second and fourth double strips) with incised cross-hatching frame panels; central strip is flattened upper part of pin itself. Six hollow miniature jugs (outermost both broken) with ring bases, biconical bodies, tall necks, and flat pierced discs as covers attached on top of upper crosspiece. Similar to Early Bronze Age jewelry of Troy, Lemnos (Poliochni), and Ur.
Height:
2cm
Length:
7.7cm
Width:
3cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Hesperia Art

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical Gallery: Aegean Bronze Age (1969 - 1975)
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Classical Gallery: Aegean/Cretan (1975 - 2000)
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Trojan Gold ( Jul 1966 - 1969)
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Great Sites: Troy ( Jan 2009 - Jan 2009)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Tolstikov, Vladimir, et al. 1996. The Gold of Troy: Searching for Homer's Fabled City. 239.
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[Journal] Betancourt, Philip P. The Use of Scanning Electron Mincroscopy in the Study of Gold Granualtion. Archaeometry. Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 325-333
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[Article] Bass, George F. 1970. "A Hoard of Trojan and Sumerian Jewelry". AJA. 74 : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 335, Pl. 86, Fig. 1
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[Article] Bass, George F. 1966. "Troy and Ur: Gold Links Between Two Ancient Capitals". Expedition. 8 (4) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 29
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