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    Gold appliqué - 4 bow coils. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Gold appliqué - 4 bow coils

Date
Late sixth or early fifth century BC, Late Lydian (Persian)
Museum
Uşak, Archaeological Museum, 1.159.96
Museum Inventory No.
1.159.96
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
Uşak 1.159.96
Material
Gold
Object Type
Metalwork, Jewelry and Ornaments
Metalwork Type
Jewelry
Description
The ornament has a cruciform shape, and comprises four bow-coils formed from beaded wire, set back to back against a central circle of beaded wire. The coils and central circle enclose convex fillings, and are soldered to a backing sheet cut to the same outline. There is no trace of attachment rings or straps as are seen on Özgen and Öztürk 1996, no. 179.

Bow-coils also occur on Özgen and Öztürk 1996, nos. 177, 179 and 180. Similar cruciform ornaments were discovered at Ephesus.” Height 0.019 m, width 0.018 m, weight 1.3 g.

Comments
From the Lydian Treasure, provenience unknown. Compare the example from Ephesus, No. 141.
See Also
Özgen, “Lydian Treasure”; Kerschner, “Lydians and Ionians”; Meriçboyu, “Lydian Jewelry”.
Bibliography
Özgen and Öztürk 1996, no. 178.
Author
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