• latw-1-10
    Early Bronze Age silver ram pendant No. 1. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
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    Early Bronze Age silver ram pendant (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Silver Ram Pendant

Date
Early Bronze Age, ca. 2500-2000 BC, Early Bronze Age
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 167
Inventory No.
167
Sardis CATNUM
M69.006
Material
Silver
Object Type
Jewelry and Ornaments
Site
Ahlatlı Tepecik
Sector
BT
Trench
EB 69.1
Locus
EB 69.1 Locus Burial EB 69.3
Description
Pendant in form of a ram. Elongated cylindrical body perforated just above stumps of forelegs. Cylindrical neck at oblique angle to body. Small head with rounded nose; horns in relief curve back and around on either side of head. Tiny tail points downward. Length 0.0273 m, width 0.0058 m.
Comments
From an Early Bronze Age grave at Ahlatlı Tepecik on the shore of the Gygaean Lake (Grave 69.3), with Nos. 2-3, 4, 5, and 6.
Discussed
Greenewalt, “Introduction”; Roosevelt, “Lydia Before the Lydians”
Bibliography
Hanfmann et al. 1970, 15-16, fig. 4; Waldbaum 1983a, no. 881.
Author
NDC