Glass stamped disk pendant with gold hoop

Late Imperial
late 4th–5th century A.D.
Gold, glass; stamped
Other: 15/16 x 13/16 x 1/8 in. (2.4 x 2 x 0.3 cm)
Diameter (earing): 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
Gold and Silver, Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent greenish yellow.
Slightly oval disk with rounded edge and flat underside; at top, flattened suspension tab pierced with small hole sideways.
Stamped in sharp detail with a lion advancing right; above, crescent and star.
Intact, except for small chip in edge of disk; some bubbles; faint 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. pl. XVIII, 6, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4034, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 495, pp. 310, 312, 320–21, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.