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    Onyx pendant on gold wire. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Onyx pendant on gold wire

Date
Ca. 575-540 BC, Lydian
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 5267
Inventory No.
5267
Sardis CATNUM
J61.002
Material
Gold, Stone
Object Type
Jewelry and Ornaments
Site
Sardis
Sector
Tomb 61.2
Trench
Tomb 61.2
Locus
Tomb 61.2 Locus 1
Description
Barrel-shaped bead longitudinally perforated with central hole. Wire passes through perforation and around the outside, closely following the bead contour; and makes a small loop rising from the bead midway between the two ends. Length 0.028 m.
Comments
From a schist-lined cist burial in the Great Necropolis of Sardis (Inderesi region; Grave 61.2). For comparanda, see Greenewalt 1972, 125 n. 35. Compare the similar pendant from the Ikiztepe Tumulus, No. 178.
Discussed
Baughan, “Lydian Burial Customs”
Bibliography
Greenewalt 1972 (with previous bibliography); Dedeoğlu 2003, 35, fig.
Author
CHG