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Pair of gold ear-rings, consisting of a ring with overlapping ends; to the bottom of each is soldered a cone-shaped ornament; at the base of the cones are loop-shaped decorations in wire. The coneis thickly granulated and the lower part of the ring is decorated with beads of granulation.

AN585031001001

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Department: Greek & Roman Antiquities

Registration number: 1898,1231.1

Greek and Roman Antiquities catalogue number: Jewellery 539Jewellery 540

Bibliographic reference
Jewellery 539
Jewellery 540
Kiely 2011c 8.5
Goring 1983 nos. 382, 383

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Object types
ear-ring (all objects)

Materials
solder (scope note | all objects)
gold (scope note | all objects)
Techniques
soldered (all objects)
granulation (scope note | all objects)
Production place
Made in Cyprus (all objects)
(Europe,Cyprus)
Place (findspot)
Excavated/Findspot Hala Sultan Tekke, Tomb 8 (all objects)
(Europe,Cyprus,Larnaka (district),Larnaka (city),Hala Sultan Tekke)
Date
1550BC-1050BC
Period/Culture
Late Cypriot (From LCIB) (scope note | all objects)


Description
Pair of gold ear-rings, consisting of a ring with overlapping ends; to the bottom of each is soldered a cone-shaped ornament; at the base of the cones are loop-shaped decorations in wire. The cone is thickly granulated and the lower part of the ring is decorated with beads of granulation.

Dimensions
Height: 2.5 centimetres
Weight: 2 grammes

Acquisition date
1898

Acquisition name
Excavated by The British Museum (biographical details | all objects)


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