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The Lydian Treasure

Thirtysix Square Appliques


Diameter 0.8 cm.
weights 0.11, 0.13 and 0.14 gr
weight=14.3 gr.

Usak Museum

Each of the thirt-six square plaques bears an embossed pictorial scene of a raptor swooping down to lower right above a hare running to the right. Around the scene and in the field are rows of tinv raised dots. Below the hare's bodv is a horizontal half palmette. The plaques have a raised line border and a perforation at each corner.
Hares and raptors are paired on bone bridle ornaments from Middle Phrygian occupation contexts at Cordion, and as devices of Creek coins of Alis and Akragas.


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