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diadem (?)

Gold foil strip; possibly a diadem; hammered; narrow with parallel sides, tapering to rounded ends; one hole pierced at each end.

AN584830001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Greek & Roman Antiquities

Registration number: 1898,1231.3

Greek and Roman Antiquities catalogue number: Jewellery 769

Bibliographic reference
Jewellery 769
Kiely 2011c 8.6
Bailey 1976 p. 24 and pl. XXVIIIe

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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 (?) (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
Gold foil strip; possibly a diadem; hammered; narrow with parallel sides, tapering to rounded ends; one hole pierced at each end.

Dimensions
Length: 13.9 centimetres
Width: 1.5 centimetres (circa)
Weight: 4 grammes


Curator's comments
See Bailey's comments on the tomb attribution, which is not entirely secure.


Acquisition date
1898

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


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