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bracteate

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1864,1007.1023

  • Description

    Gold bracteate plate; oblong; two corners missing.

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 11.4 centimetres
    • Length: 7.7 centimetres
    • Width: 3.5 centimetres
    • Weight: 227 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Attributed to Kamiros well based on evidence from Biliotti's Kamiros diary, Biliotti's Kamiros tomb list, British Museum register, departmental Kamiros index card. Description in Biliotti's Kamiros diary: Fragments of electrum plate. No marking of excavation day visible on the object itself. Attributions to find-spots are based on (1) Alfred Biliotti’s diary kept  during excavations at Kamiros between November 1863 and June  1864, which records the contents of two votive deposits and over 300  graves; (2) entries in the Museum Register, often stipulating the find- spots of individual objects excavated by Biliotti; (3) the Kamiros tomb list, produced around the same time as his entries in the Museum  Register. It lists the contents of each grave and votive deposit, along  with their corresponding registration numbers; (4) the Kamiros index  cards, written by Donald Bailey in the 1960’s. These mainly record the contents of graves from the Fikellura cemetery and are organised  according to tomb group; (5) the Kamiros well list, which is based upon the Kamiros tomb list with additions by Reynold Higgins and Virginia Webb. All archives are kept in the Department of  Greece and Rome. In addition, Viriginia Webb’s Archaic Greek Faience (1978) has been checked for attributions to Kamiros acropolis.

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1864

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated Tuesday 5 April 1864 (Biliotti's excavation day C[amirus] 10)

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1864,1007.1023


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