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The Lydian Treasure



Length of broken pin 6.3 cm.
Height of head 2.9 cm.
Width 1.4 and 1.5cm.
Weight 7.95 and 9.14 gr.


The two pins are virtually identical. The head has an abstract
ed pomegranate form, divided into six convex segments which
are alternately plain and horizontally ribbed and separated by
beaded wire. At the apex is a floret of six half-open petals on a
collar with concave profile. The pomegranate rests on an
inverted conical base which has rings of beaded wire at top and
bottom. On one of the pins the shaft was broken towards the point, apparently during production of the pin, and it was
probably never used. On the other, the tapering shaft is bent
around into a hook, and one petal of the floret is missing.


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