Location: On Display in the Eastern Mediterranean Gallery
From: Israel | Beth Shean
Curatorial Section: Near Eastern
|Current Location||Eastern Mediterranean Gallery - On Display|
|Provenience||Israel | Beth Shean|
|Archaeology Area||CN 270, monastery, Room H|
|Locus||C.N. 270, monastery, Room H|
|Date Made||550-599 CE|
Medallion, 32 flat links and a fragment of another link, and a small chain.
Fitzgerald: "The finest single object found in the whole course of our excavations is undoubtedly the gold chain which lay at the floor level of room H.... It consists of a central medallion 2 cm in diameter with a filigree pattern and links of thin gold, 2.3 cm in length, in the form of conventionalized flowers ornamented with small perforations and finely incised lines. A thin tongue projecting from the crescent-shaped end of each link passes through a hole near the rounded end of the next and is bent back to form a loop/. A very fine chain of doubled gold wire is attached to one of the ends, which has broken off; the other end is lost but we may assume that there were originally seventeen links on each side of the medallion and that the complete chain fell little, if at all, short of a meter in length.”
|Credit Line||Expedition to Beth Shean (Beisan); Clarence Fisher, 1931|
|Other Number||30-10-366 - Field No SF|
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