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Ancient Scythian Greek Gold Reclining Lion Appliqué

£495.00 Approx $612.62, €574.91

Code: 10624

This is an early Iron Age gold appliqué, dating to the 5th century B.C. It belongs to the Eastern European Sakae culture, of a Royal Scyth. The appliqué is made from a hammered gold sheet, decorated with a repoussé design. It is formed as a reclining lion, its mane made up from zig-zags. Sadly the appliqué is ripped in places, likely from combat as this type of item was usually affixed to armour and leather shields.

OBJECT: Appliqué

CULTURE: Early Iron Age / Sakae Culture

DATE: c. 5th century B.C.


SIZE: 40mm x 17mm x 4mm

WEIGHT:  1.3 grams

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