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Ancient Greek Gold Scythian Jewelled Floral Appliqué Rosette


Code: 10257

This is a wonderful early Iron Age gold appliqué, dating to the 5th century B.C. The appliqué is made from a hammered gold sheet, decorated with a repoussé rosette design. The center of the appliqué is set with a dark blue/purple glass gemstone, surrounded by a border of granulation. The back of the appliqué is folded for attachment. Such items were worn sewn onto clothing, or attached to an elaborate headdress. It is a superb and very bold example, slightly crumpled on the edges from the excavation.

It is a great looking piece of early gold, in excellent excavated condition.

OBJECT: Appliqué

CULTURE: Early Iron Age / Sakae Culture

DATE: c. 5th century B.C.

MATERIAL: Gold & Glass

SIZE: 41mm x 38mm x 5.17mm

WEIGHT: 3.31 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. S. Reynolds collection of Scythian art. Cambridgeshire