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Object Number:
66-6-10
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:
"Shell" shape, made as were 66-6-7 a-h, with seven prongs. Just below clasp a conical boss flanked by single S-spirals (one facing foreward, the other backward). Opposite end of "shell" decorated with four rows of granulation separated by wire strips. Similar to Early Bronze Age jewelry of Troy, Lemnos (Poliochni), and Ur.
Width:
1.1cm
Outside Diamater:
1.2cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Hesperia Art

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

[Article] Bass, George F. 1970. "A Hoard of Trojan and Sumerian Jewelry". AJA. 74 : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 337, pl. 86, fig. 18
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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. 35
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