• 4th - 2nd century B.C.
  • Gold
Catalogue Entry

4th‐2nd century B.C.
(a)H. 2.2 cm, W. 1.7 cm(b)H. 1.3 cm, W. 0.9 cm
cH. 1.1 cm, W. 0.6 cm(d)H. 1.4 cm, W. 0.8 cm
(e)H. 1.1 cm, W. 0.9 cm(f)H. 0.7 cm, W. 0.7 cm
(g)H. 1.3 cm, W. 1.1 cm(h)H. 2.1 cm, W. 1.2 cm
(i)H. 1.7 cm, W. 0.6 cm(j)H. 2.3 cm, W. 0.5 cm
(k)H. 4.9 cm, W. 4.3 cm(l)H. 2.4 cm, W. 2.4 cm
(m)H. 0.8-1.4 cm, W.0.5-1.3 cm
(a) This pendant is made up of two rings and three multi-faceted forms covered with granules decoration.
(b)-(d) These pendants are decorated with fine dotting, with earring b a ball-shaped bead, earring c shaped like a bell, and earring d formed of balls decorated with a concave triangles granules design.
(e) Several layers of rectangular gold sheets form a stepped plinth decorated with granules and topped by a ring. We can imagine that further decoration would have been attached to the bottom of the form.
(f), (g) Gold sheets were folded together, and their sides swelled to form a swollen disk shape that was then decorated with granules.
(h) Rosette designs and plant motif-shaped settings are linked by chains and decorated with granules. The settings would have been inlaid with either gems or glass.
(i) These leaf-shaped pendants have their central veins raised. This pendant is an element frequently used in necklaces or torques around the 4th century BC in both Greece and the Black Sea region.
(j) Disk-shaped pendants hang from ribbons folded with wrinkles in cornice shapes.
(k) A floral motif in the shape of a six-pointed star consisting of concaved triangles is incised on this flat disk. At its top a ring is attached.
(l) A hemispherical-shaped form beaten from a gold sheet is decorated with fine dotting. Folds shaped like the tip of a pomegranate are in the center of the hemisphere. This would have been the bottom half of a pomegranate with its top half lost.
(m) Balls of gold sheets are shaped into pomegranate-like forms with an attached cylinder of petal-like shapes forming the end of the pomegranate.