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    Gold brooch in form of six bow-coils. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Gold brooch in form of six bow-coils

Date
Late sixth or early fifth century BC, Late Lydian (Persian)
Museum
Uşak, Archaeological Museum, 1.158.96
Inventory No.
1.158.96
Material
Gold
Object Type
Metalwork, Jewelry and Ornaments
Metalwork Type
Jewelry
Description
The brooch has an elongated composition of six bow-coils, arranged symmetrically, with two large bow-coils set back to back at the center and two at each end which form points. The bow-coils are outlined by granular beading, and there are two double rows of beading across the width. There is a raised filling between each pair of bow-coils and in the circle within each coil. There the adjacent coils meet at a granule. The brooch is backed by sheet cut to the same outline, to which is soldered a clasp and pin (Özgen and Öztürk 1996). Length 0.033 m, width 0.016 m, weight 4.2 g.
Comments
From the Lydian Treasure, provenience unknown.
Discussed
Özgen, “Lydian Treasure”; Kerschner, “Lydians and Ionians”; Meriçboyu, “Lydian Jewelry”
Bibliography
Özgen and Öztürk 1996, no. 177; Meriçboyu 2001, 66.
Author
İÖ