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Girdle with Coins and Medallions

Date: ca. 583, reassembled after discovery
Culture: Byzantine
Medium: Settings: gold - sheet: wire - beaded. Coins: gold - stamped.
Dimensions: Overall: 26 9/16 x 2 3/16 x 1/4 in. (67.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 cm) Wt: 348g diameter of 9 small medallions: 1 x 1/8 in. (2.5 x 0.3 cm) diameter of 4 medium size medallions: 1 3/16 x 3/16 in. (3 x 0.5 cm) diameter of 4 large medallions: 2 3/16 x 1/4 in. (5.5 x 0.6 cm)
Classification: Metalwork-Gold
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number: 17.190.147

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