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Iron Age III
ca. 7th–6th century B.C.
Iran, Tepe Nush-i Jan
2.17 in. (5.51 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, H. Dunscombe Colt Gift, 1969
Accession Number:
Not on view
1967, excavated by David Stronach, on behalf of the British Institute of Persian Studies; acquired by the Museum in 1969, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.
Stronach, David. 1968. "Tepe Nush-i Jan: a Mound in Media." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 27 (3), p. 183.

Crawford, Vaughn E. 1969. "Reports of the Departments: Ancient Near Eastern Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 28 (2), p. 58.

Stronach, David. 1969. "Excavations at Tepe Nush-i Jan, 1967." Iran 7, p. 15, pl. VIId.

Bivar, A.D.H. 1971. "A Hoard of Ingot-Currency of the Median Period from Nush-i Jan, Near Malayir." Iran 9, pl. IIIc.

Curtis, John. 1984. Nush-i Jan III: The Small Finds. London: British Institute of Persian Studies, no. 1, p. 1, pl. II.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1988. Bronze and Iron: Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 210, no. 319 .
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