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Ornaments from Aegina 782-822

 

Ornaments from Aegina 782-822

782. Gold earring, in the form of a conventional bull’s head. It is composed of two plaques, stamped with palmette and spiral designs, and soldered together. The ears (.”) are in the form of wire spirals (one now missing). Above each horn is a hole, through which passes a wire ring with open overlapping…

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Gold Necklace with an Emerald Pendant

 

The necklace (about 0.37 m. in length) has a heavy, closely plaited chain (0.008 m. thick) made of very fine links. The chain terminates in heavy ribbed necks bearing rams’ heads, which hold a hook and ring for fastening the necklace.

The pendant is an eight-sided, unpolished emerald plasma. It is set on a pin which passes through a bore drilled…

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Ornaments from Aegina 683-767

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Ornaments from Aegina 683-767

 

gold diadem

683. Gold diadem, consisting of a plain flat band of gold tapering away towards Plate VI. either end, where it terminates in a wire twisted into the form of a loop for fastening. Broken into two pieces.

gold diadem

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Gold pins and necklaces 546-579

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Gold pins and necklaces 546-579

 

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546. Gold pin, the upper part of which is decorated with jjairs of raisecl rings alternating with ribbed beadings. The middle is pierced and decorated with a palm-branch pattern. To either side of the hole is soldered a plain ring….

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Gold Mouthpiece 183-196, 347..

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Gold Mouthpiece 183-196, 347..

 

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183. Gold mouthpiece, stamped in the middle with a pair of vertical bow-spirals Plate III. placed in opposite directions. Between each group of two spirals is placed a single smaller spiral. On either side is a group of three…

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Small Gold Medallion with Pendants

Small Gold Medallion with Pendants

This medallion (0.04 m. in diameter) likewise consists of a solidus of Justinian I, set in a gold frame similar to those of nos. 5 and 6. The weight is 27.2 grammes.

The type of the coin seems identical with that of no. 5 (Fig. 33), but the reverse legend is partly blurred by solder. The letters of the obverse were apparently struck…

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Gold Pectoral ornamented with Coins. Morgan
Collection. Plates I, VI, and VII

The pectoral consists of a large neck-ring of gold attached to an elaborate frame in which clusters of gold coins and a medallion are set. Its weight is 341 grammes.

The neck-ring (width, 0.22 m.; length, not including the hinge, 0.232 m.) is a hollow tube (o.oi m. in diameter), which passed around the neck of…

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Gold Strips from Cyprus 1 – 127

Gold Strips from Cyprus 1 - 127

Gold Strips from Cyprus 1 – 127

 

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65. Thin gold strip, long and narrow, tapering from the middle towards the ends, Plate I. which arc pierced. It is embossed in the middle with five double spirals placed vertically,…

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