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Gold hoop with glass pendant stamped disk

Late Imperial
late 4th–5th century A.D.
Gold, glass; stamped
Other (Pendant): 1 1/16 x 7/8 x 3/16 in. (2.7 x 2.2 x 0.5 cm) Diameter (earing): 7/8 in. (2.3 cm)
Gold and Silver, Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent greenish yellow.
Oval disk with rounded edge and slightly uneven, flat underside; at top, rounded suspension tab pierced with hole sideways and flattened.
Stamped with a lion springing to right with mane flowing behind his back.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles; dulling, faint iridescence, and small patches of weathering.
From Cyprus

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. XVIII, 10, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4035, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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