13 June 2000
AN ACHAEMENID BANDED AGATE AND GILT SILVER NECKLACE
circa late 6th century b.c.
Centered by a large V-shaped banded agate bead with beveled edges, strung together with two similar but smaller V-shaped beads, and with ovoid and biconical banded agate beads, interspersed with gilt silver ovoid beads (possibly later in date) with twisted wire filigree
22 in. (55.8 cm) long
Dr. Elie Borowski
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