- Museum number
String of beads; one oval cornelian bead, two uninscribed banded chaldecony or onyx eye-stones, two shell (?) "eye-stones" and eleven gold spacers.
- Production date
- 5thC BC-4thC BC
Diameter: 1 centimetres (chalcedony/onyx)
Diameter: 0.20 centimetres (gold)
Length: 1.80 centimetres (cornelian)
- Curator's comments
Found with 1969,0211.17 (BM.135088).
Found with 1969,0211.18 (BM.135089).
Uninscribed eye-stones are found much more widely than the inscribed examples which are only known from Mesopotamia; whether the present example was made in Iran or not is uncertain.
- On display (G52/dc3)
- Exhibition history
G2/170, from 13 Apr-Dec 2006.
G52/IRAN/8/14(part), from official opening 17/11/95.
G49/IRAN/8/29, 16 Jun-23 Dec 1994.
Iranian Room [IR] case ?, no. 40, Jul 1975-ca 1990.
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Excavation/small finds number: 1963 (excavation number)