- Museum number
- Series: Oxus Treasure
Gold disc: convex with embossed design. In the centre, an eagle facing right, with extended talons below and wings outstretched, the feathers crudely represented by bands containing repeated short vertical incised lines. This motif is set within a border of bosses between two cables. Beyond is a broader band containing lotus flowers and framed around the outside by a circle of smaller bosses. Around the edge, upon a second cable, is a narrow band of scallops almost resembling an egg-and-dart effect. A single coiled loop for attachment in the centre on the reverse. Partly torn at the edges. This was possibly a harness ornament.
- Production date
- 5thC BC-4thC BC (about)
Diameter: 9.80 centimetres
Height: 1.60 centimetres
Weight: 39 grammes
- On display (G52/dc3)
- Exhibition history
2012 24 May-30 Sep, London, 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/29b
1994 16 Jun-23 Dec, BM, G49/IRAN/29b
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
- Part of one edge torn in antiquity.
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: OT 25 (catalogue no)