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The Lydian Treasure



Height 3.5 cm.
Length 3.3 cm.
Weight 9.67 gr.


The ram is shown lying left, with head facing, and legs folded beneath the body. The fleece is marked by stippling in regular lines, and the head by hatching. The horns are ridged. The articulation of the stylised hindlegs and the hooves is prominently marked, and outlined in places by a notched ridge. The two halves are joined by a neat seam. Around the neck is a necklace of beaded wire with a large rosette pendant, with a projecting central granule and the six petals outlined by plain wire. To the back of the animal is attached a ring, lightly beaded down the centre. Beneath the animal is a small oval base edged with beading.


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