- Museum number
- Series: Oxus Treasure
Rectangular gold plaque: with chased decoration showing a male figure facing left, wearing an overcoat ('kandys') with empty sleeves and probably a soft cap with neck-guard and chin-covering (only roughly represented). He seems to have a beard. His coat has a strip of hatched decoration down the front and over the shoulder. He holds a 'barsom' (bundle of rods) in his right (?) hand. The left hand is not shown.
- Production date
- 5thC BC-4thC BC
Height: 11.65 centimetres
Weight: 42.70 grammes
Width: 4.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Analysis: Au 94%; Ag 5.2%; Cu 0.6%; Pb 0.14%; PGE inclusions 5-10.
- On display (G52/dc3)
- Exhibition history
2013-2014 24 Oct-27 Apr, BM, G69a, 'Wise men from the East: Zoroastrian traditions in Persia and beyond'
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/29a
1994 16 Jun-23 Dec, BM, G49/IRAN/29a
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 68 (catalogue no)