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diadem (?)

Fragment of a plain gold strip which was possibly a diadem; rounded at one end and pierced with one hole; the broken end is also pierced with a very small hole on either side; edges jagged and torn in places.

AN585033001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Greek & Roman Antiquities

Registration number: 1898,1231.4

Greek and Roman Antiquities catalogue number: Jewellery 770

Bibliographic reference
Jewellery 770
Kiely 2011c 8.7
Bailey 1976 p. 24 and pl. XXVIII, f

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Object types
diadem (?) (all objects)

Materials
gold (scope note | all objects)
Techniques
hammered (all objects)
Production place
Made in Cyprus (all objects)
(Europe,Cyprus)
Place (findspot)
Excavated/Findspot Hala Sultan Tekke, Tomb 8 (?) Tomb 2 (?) (near) (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
Fragment of a plain gold strip which was possibly a diadem; probably hammered; rounded at one end and pierced with one hole; the broken end is also pierced with a very small hole on either side; edges jagged and torn in places.

Dimensions
Length: 4.8 centimetres
Width: 1.9 centimetres
Weight: 1 grammes


Curator's comments
While tentatively assigning this item to Crowfoot's Tomb 8, Bailey raised the possibility that this was the gold band from Tomb 2 which was allocated to the Evkaf authorities. If this is correct, then the land-owners must have ceded or sold their rights to at least some of the finds from this tomb.


Acquisition date
1898

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


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