13 December 2002
FIVE SCYTHIAN GOLD APPLIQUÉS
Circa Mid 5th Century B.C.
All die-formed, including one in the form of a reclining lion in profile to the left, double zig-zag on its mane; two in the form of a winged sphinx in profile to the left; and two in the form of a stag in profile to the left, its head turned back, each with perforations for attachment
1½ in. (3.8 cm) wide for the first (5)
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For related appliqués from the Seven Brothers Barrows (Kurgan III) see no. 136 for the lion and no. 137 for the sphinx in Artamonov, Treasures from Scythian Tombs.
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