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forgery / medallion

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1847,0824.2

  • Description

    Pine resin medallion with gold leaf imitating gold glass in faked brushed technique. A half-length bust of an adult male is depicted within a single band circular border. He is beardless with short hair and wears an unidentifiable and probably invented costume.

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 86 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    A 19th century imitation of 4th century AD gold gilded glass. See: Pillinger 1984, pl. 14, fig. 99; D. Howells, Gold Glass in the British Museum, London, 2014, no. 56.

  • Bibliography

    • Howells 2015 56 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1847

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1847,0824.2

Gold glass medallion in faked brushed technique. A half-length bust of an adult male is depicted. He is beardless with short hair and wears unidentifiable and probably invented costume

Gold glass medallion in faked brushed technique. A half-length bust of an adult male is depicted. He is beardless with short hair and wears unidentifiable and probably invented costume

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