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Gold hoop with glass pendant stamped disk

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
late 4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Gold, glass; stamped
Dimensions:
Other (Pendant): 7/8 x 11/16 x 1/8 in. (2.2 x 1.7 x 0.4 cm) Diameter (earing): 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
Classifications:
Gold and Silver, Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4036
Not on view
Pendant:
Translucent brownish yellow.
Circular disk with rounded edge and flat underside; at top, rounded suspension tab pierced with hole sideways and flattened into a point.
Stamped with a lion facing left; star above.
Intact; few 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, 8, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4036, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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