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Gold pin

Period:
Late Helladic IIIA
Date:
ca. 14th century B.C.
Culture:
Mycenaean
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Length 2 5/16in. (5.9cm.)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1954
Accession Number:
54.11.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Pins with a hole in the shaft like this one have been found in Syria and Palestine, and on Cyprus at Middle and Late Bronze Age sites.
Oliver, Andrew Jr. 1966. "Greek, Roman, and Etruscan Jewelry." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 24(9): p. 270, fig. 3.

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