London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
AN ETRUSCAN GOLD PIN
7TH-6TH CENTURY B.C.
The large biconical head composed of a sheet gold bead decorated with two double rows of filigree circles on finely granulated ground, with five coiled wire ornaments and some granulated dots set within the circles, the shaft with coiled wire collar below the head possibly later
3½ in. (9 cm.) long
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Kunst der Antike, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, 1977.
Cf. F. H. Marshall, Catalogue of the Jewellery, Greek, Etruscan and Roman, The British Museum, London, 1911, pp. 121-122, nos. 1347-1353, pl. XVII for similar.
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