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ear-ring

Gold ear-ring consisting of a plain rounded ring tapering upwards; at the top the open ends are twisted round one another.

AN71048001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Greek & Roman Antiquities

Registration number: 1897,0401.3

Greek and Roman Antiquities catalogue number: Jewellery 378

Bibliographic reference
Crewe 2009 1.9
Jewellery 378
Goring 1983 No.252

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Object types
ear-ring (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 Enkomi, tomb 1 (all objects)
(Europe,Cyprus,Famagusta (district),Enkomi)
Date
1550BC-1050BC
Period/Culture
Late Cypriot (scope note | all objects)


Description
Gold circular ear-ring; terminals tapering and twisted around each other; hammered.

Dimensions
Diameter: 2.4 centimetres
Weight: 2.18 grammes
Thickness: 0.2 centimetres

Acquisition date
1897

Acquisition name
Excavated by Turner Bequest Excavations, Enkomi (biographical details | all objects)
From Turner Bequest Excavations, Enkomi (biographical details | all objects)
Funded by Emma Tourner Turner (bequest) (biographical details | all objects)


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