Ancient Cyprus in the British Museum

Edited by Thomas Kiely

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bead

Department: Greek & Roman Antiquities

Registration number: 1898,1201.3

Greek and Roman Antiquities catalogue number: Jewellery 672

Bibliographic reference
Kiely 2011b 1.8
Jewellery 672
Johnson 1980 no. 18
Goring 1983 no. 527
SCE IV/1D p. 502 (earring type 9)

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Object types
bead (scope note | all objects)

Materials
gold (scope note | all objects)
Techniques
incised (scope note | all objects)
hammered (all objects)
Production place
Made in Cyprus (all objects)
(Europe,Cyprus)
Place (findspot)
Excavated/Findspot Maroni, Tomb 1 (all objects)
(Europe,Cyprus,Larnaka (district),Maroni)
Date
1600BC-1400BC
Period/Culture
Late Cypriot I (all objects)
Late Cypriot II (?) (all objects)


Description
Gold bead; hammered; hollow, with incised, vertical striated decoration in the middle and a raised ring at either end; the surface is dented in places.

Dimensions
Height: 1.15 centimetres
Diameter: 1.1 centimetres (max)
Diameter: 0.4 centimetres (orifice)

Acquisition date
1898

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


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