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The Lydian Treasure

Agate Pendant

Height including suspension loop 1.9 cm.
height of stone 0.9 cm.
length 2.5 cm.
weight 7.19 gr.

Usak Museum

The agate, with pink, red and white bands, is worked into a basically barrel-shaped bead which is flat at the bottom. It is perforated lengthwise and suspended on gold wire which is treated in a similar way to those of 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.


This site prepared by Tayfun Kalyoncu on 28.02.1997 and last updated on 01.05.1999.
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