- Museum number
- Series: Oxus Treasure
Rectangular gold plaque: with chased decoration showing a clean-shaven male figure facing right, wearing a thick quilted tunic secured at the waist with a belt, long trousers and a hood with neck-guard and chin- and possibly mouth-covering, above which there is a high plume or horn (?). He wears a quiver and wields an axe in his right hand. His left hand is upraised, possibly grasping a spear. The plaque has been clipped at the top and bottom, and is pierced near the top left and bottom left with two pairs of small perforations.
- Production date
- 5thC BC-4thC BC
Height: 5.75 centimetres
Weight: 8.42 grammes
Width: 3.55 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Analysis: Au 92%; Ag 7.8%; Cu 0.3%; Pb <0.05%; PGE inclusions 0.
- 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/
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 84 (catalogue no)