- Museum number
- Series: Oxus Treasure
Gold penannular earring: hollow, embossed on the exterior with transverse parallel bands; penannular with hinged fastening which was originally secured with a pin passed through three loops on one side but now missing.
- Production date
- 5thC BC-4thC BC
Diameter: 2.80 centimetres
Weight: 2.50 grammes
Weight: 43 grains
- Curator's comments
- A very similar gold ear-ring was found in an Achaemenid "hacksilber" hoard at Babylon: cf. BM 1882-12-20 collection.
- On display (G52/dc3)
- Exhibition history
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/28b
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
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: OT 156 (catalogue no)