Gold appliqué - 4 bow coils
The Lydians and their World (2010) Cat. 183
- Late 6th or early 5th c BC, Late Lydian (Persian)
- Uşak, Archaeological Museum, 1.159.96
- Museum Inventory No.
- Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
- Uşak 1.159.96
- Object Type
- Metalwork, Jewelry and Ornaments
- Metalwork Type
- The ornament has a cruciform shape, and comprises four bow-coils formed from beaded wire, set back to back against a central circle of beaded wire. The coils and central circle enclose convex fillings, and are soldered to a backing sheet cut to the same outline. There is no trace of attachment rings or straps as are seen on Özgen and Öztürk 1996, no. 179.
Bow-coils also occur on Özgen and Öztürk 1996, nos. 177, 179 and 180. Similar cruciform ornaments were discovered at Ephesus.” Height 0.019 m, width 0.018 m, weight 1.3 g.
- From the Lydian Treasure, provenience unknown. Compare the example from Ephesus, No. 141.
- See Also
- Özgen, “Lydian Treasure”; Kerschner, “Lydians and Ionians”; Meriçboyu, “Lydian Jewelry”.
- Özgen and Öztürk 1996, no. 178.