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Diadem

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Object Number:
66-6-4
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:
Cut from sheet metal .0001 to .0002 thick. Border of repousse dots along top and bottom edges, with similar dots forming groups of vertical or oblique lines. Repousse dots also form rows of diamonds, which enclose rosettes: the central boss of each rosette is in repousse, but the encircling dots were chased from the front. One end broken, but probably two string holes originally at each end. Similar to Early Bronze Age jewelry of Troy, Lemnos (Poliochni), and Ur.
Length:
44.5cm
Width:
5cm
Thickness:
0.02cm
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:

[Article] Bass, George F. 1970. "A Hoard of Trojan and Sumerian Jewelry". AJA. 74 : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 336-337, pl. 86, fig. 7
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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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