- Museum number
- Series: Oxus Treasure
Rectangular gold plaque: with chased decoration showing the outline of a horse standing facing left. The mane, long tail and fetlocks are indicated by short incised lines. Creases indicate that it had been folded in antiquity.
- Production date
- 5thC BC-4thC BC (?)
Height: 9.40 centimetres
Weight: 38.29 grammes
Width: 12.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Analysis (ii): Au 70%; Ag 29%; Cu 0.4%; Pb <0.07%; PGE inclusions 1.
Examined in the Lab by Mr Barker between 18/3/68 and 11/4/68 (Objects to Lab, 6 May 1958-31 December 1970).
- On display (G52/dc3)
- Exhibition history
2012 24 May-30 Sep, 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/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 99 (catalogue no)