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Object Number: MS1757A
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Italy
Date Made: 399-300 BC
Early Date: -399
Late Date: -300
Height: 4.25cm
Length: 9.5cm
Width: 12.5cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896
Other Number917 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number


Roughly crescent-shaped, sheet bronze. Each is pierced by 3 holes, one central, oval, and, at each end, a square hole. On the inner surface are numerous (19-22) closely spaced small prongs. At midpoint between the two ends of the crescent there is a projecting element resembling an arrow-head in outline. In 3 cases the central hole is choked with a mass of corroded iron. A bar of iron with a horse's tooth attached was found to join one of the pieces of broken iron in the central hole of one.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Exhibits of the Month: Strange Products from Birds ( Apr 1950)View Objects in Exhibition
Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 148-150, no. 111View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.152, no.221View Objects related to this
[Article] Hall, Edith H. 1914. "A Pair of Bits from Corneto". The Museum Journal. 5 (4): 213-217. View Objects related to this
[Article] Bates, William N. 1902. "Etruscan Horseshoes from Corneto". American Journal of Archaeology. 6 (4): 398-403. View Objects related to this

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