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The Lydian Treasure

Pyramidal Stamp Seal Pendant

Height including suspension loop 2.6 cm.
Width at base 1.6 cm.
weight 7.73 gr.

Usak Museum

The device on the base of the stone shows a pair of single horned Achaemenian winged griffins, seated and confronted, with front paws, one raised, touching. The stone is horizontally perforated at the top, suspended on gold wire that is thick in he middle and attenuated at the ends. The thick part is twisted into a loop, and each end passes through the perforation and is wound around the opposite side of the loop.


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