26 - 27 October 2004
A PERSIAN BRONZE DOUBLE RING
CIRCA 8TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.
With two conjoined ribbed rings, the ibex standing foursquare above with large horns curving backwards and joined to his rump, 2 in. (5 cm.) long; a bronze buckle, the open ring with incised cross on small raised disc, on opposite side a duck's head with large upturned bill, 2¼ in. (5.6 cm.) long; and a bronze finial, the open ring decorated with a bird on top and at either side a bull and goat head, 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) high, both 7th-8th Century B.C. (3)
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Animals, 1996, III, nos. 51 and 273 (items two and three).
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