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The Lydian Treasure

Seal Ring

Gold and Agate

Width of hoop 2.5 cm.
width of bezel 1,3 cm.
Weight 15.37

Usak Museum

The gold ring has an engraved agate scarab, mounted on a swivel. The cast hoop is of horseshoe shape, with cup-shaped terminals attached to each end of a rod which passes through a perforation in the stone. The mount is a gold band, decorated with granulation and dentellated along one edge, with the triangular points holding the scarab in place. On the flat undersurface, carved in intagho within a hatched border, is a naked male youth, advancing left, holding a kantharos in his outstretched right hand and a wreath in his right.


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