The Lydians and their World (2010) Cat. 178
- 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.