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diadem (?)

Gold diadem; pierced at either end.

AN86126001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Greek & Roman Antiquities

Registration number: 1969,0701.4

Bibliographic reference
Crewe 2009 1.5

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Object types
diadem (?) (all objects)

Materials
gold (scope note | all objects)
Techniques
pierced (all objects)
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 (from LC IB) (scope note | all objects)


Description
Gold foil strip; probably a diadem; hammered; narrow with parallel sides tapering to rounded ends; one hole pierced at each end; edges torn.

Dimensions
Length: 7.9 centimetres
Width: 1.4 centimetres
Weight: 1.21 grammes


Curator's comments
Found unregistered but apparently from excavations at Enkomi. Marked with painted number '1'. 'Fragments of thin gold bands' are mentioned as originating in tomb 1 in the notebook, lending support to all objects numbered '1' originating from this tomb.


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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