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    Agate pendant. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Agate pendant

First half or middle of 6th c BC (Meriçboyu), Late Lydian (Persian)
Uşak, Archaeological Museum, 1.68.96
Museum Inventory No.
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
Uşak 1.68.96
Gold, Stone
Object Type
Jewelry and Ornaments
Ikiztepe Tumulus
The agate, with pink, red, and white bands, is worked into a basically barrel-shaped bead that is flat at the bottom. It is perforated lengthwise and suspended on gold wire that is treated in a similar way to those of Özgen and Öztürk 1996, nos. 92, 94 and 95. The thicker central part of the wire is twisted round to form a loop; the attenuated ends pass through the perforation and are spiralled six times around the loop.

A similarly-shaped agate bead from Sardis, dated to 575-540 BC, has a simpler gold wire suspension loop.” Height including suspension loop 0.019 m, height of stone 0.009 m, length 0.025 m, weight 7.19 g.

From the Ikiztepe Tumulus. Similar to No. 152 from Sardis, of the first half of the sixth century BC.
See Also
Özgen, “Lydian Treasure”; Meriçboyu, “Lydian Jewelry”.
Özgen and Öztürk 1996, no. 93; Meriçboyu 2001, 58-60.