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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1880.3962.k

  • Description

    Silver wire ear-ring.

  • Date

    • 5thC (late) (found with coins of this date)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 19 millimetres
    • Thickness: 1 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    For documentation of South Kensington Museum no.1081/India Museum no.25, see 1880.3962.j.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1880

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1st-15th July 1834 (Bombay Political Proceedings 1835, No.3, 15th July).

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1880.3962.k

  • Additional IDs

    • 1081 (South Kensington Museum no.)
    • 25 (India Museum no.)
Silver wire ear-ring.

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