- Museum number
- Series: Oxus Treasure
Gold strap-divider: probably a bridle-fitting. A plain disc with a flat top, at the back of which is a hollow open-work 'junction box' with four openings at right angles to each others. Back slightly crushed.
- Production date
- 5thC BC-4thC BC
Diameter: 1.30 centimetres (at the back)
Diameter: 2.50 centimetres
Height: 0.90 centimetres
Weight: 6.20 grammes
Width: 0.80 centimetres (perforations for straps)
- Curator's comments
- This was designed to secure two narrow straps running across one another at right angles and was mounted on the headstall of a horse as part of a set of four.
- On display (G52/dc3)
- Exhibition history
2012 24 May-30 Sep, BM, 'The horse: from Arabia to Royal Ascot'
2006 7 Mar-11 Jun, Barcelona, Fundacion La Caixa, 'L'imperi Oblidat'
2005-2006 Sept-Jan, London, BM, 'Forgotten Empire'
1995-2005 17 Nov-Aug, BM, G52/IRAN, from official opening
1994 16 Jun-23 Dec, BM, G49/IRAN/28b
1989 Temporary display, BM, Room 35 (Hinton St Mary mosaic staircase)
1975-ca 1990 Jul-, BM, Iranian Room [IR], OT case
1931-ca 1939 BM, Room 20: Persian Room
1923-1931 BM, King Edward VII Building: Franks Display
1900-, BM, Gold Ornament Room
- Back slightly crushed
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: OT 146 (catalogue no)