5 December 2001
A CHALCOLITHIC GOLD AMULET
Circa 5th Millennium B.C.
Of hammered sheet, the convex circle with a large central perforation and a smaller perforation at the rim near the projecting flange
1 3/16 in. (3 cm) long
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Similar "anthropomorphic" amulets have been found in the Balkans and Asia Minor. For examples from the village of Hotnitsa in Bulgaria see no. 161 in Marazov, ed., Ancient Gold: The Wealth of the Thracians.
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