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  • The Madytos Jewelry, ca. 330–300 b.c.; Hellenistic
    Greek; Said to be from Madytos
    Gold
    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1906 (06.1217.1–.13)

    This group of jewelry is said to be from Madytos on the European side of the Hellespont. The gold diadem is richly worked in repoussé with an elaborate floral pattern. Dionysos, the god of wine, and his wife Ariadne sit in the center; muses playing musical instruments perch among vines along the sides. The tiny figure of a muse playing a lyre also appears just above the crescent form on each of the boat-shaped earrings. The seedlike pendants of the earrings are identical to those on the elaborate necklace.

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  • The Madytos Jewelry, ca. 330–300 B.C.; Hellenistic
    Greek; Said to be from Madytos
    Gold
    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1906 (06.1217.1-.13)

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