- Museum number
- Series: Oxus Treasure
Circular gold costume-fitting: with embossed decoration showing the head of the Egyptian dwarf-god Bes. There is a guilloche pattern border in which are four holes for attaching the plaque.
- Production date
- 5thC BC-4thC BC
Diameter: 4.35 centimetres
Weight: 4.50 grammes
Weight: 70 grains
- Curator's comments
- The object was sent for moulding by Mr A.G. Prescott between 11-27 March 1975 (WAA, 'Objects to Lab' book).
- 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 32 (catalogue no)