University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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
Height: 2cm
Length: 7.7cm
Width: 3cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Hesperia Art, 1966

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Tolstikov, Vladimir, et al. 1996. The Gold of Troy: Searching for Homer's Fabled City. 239.View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 325-333View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Bass, George F. 1970. "A Hoard of Trojan and Sumerian Jewelry". AJA. 74 : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 335, Pl. 86, Fig. 1View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Bass, George F. 1966. "Troy and Ur: Gold Links Between Two Ancient Capitals". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 8 (4) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 29View Objects cited in this Publication

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