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Achaemenid 5thC BC-4thC BC.

Oxus Treasure - Gold finger-ring with slender and pearled hoop, and flat pointed oval bezel engraved in intaglio with a couchant stag facing right; back chamfered around the edge. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Oxus Treasure; finger-ring; Achaemenid; 5thC BC; Takht-i Kuwad. Gold finger-ring with transversely ribbed slender hoop and flat, almost circular, bezel engraved in intaglio with a griffin facing right; back of the bezel is chamfered around the edge.

Oxus Treasure - Gold finger-ring with transversely ribbed slender hoop and flat, almost circular, bezel engraved in intaglio with a griffin facing right; back of the bezel is chamfered around the edge. © The Trustees of the British Museum

A FINE PRE-ACHAEMENID GOLD IBEX HEAD PROTOME   CIRCA 7TH CENTURY B.C.   With powerful neck and heavy horns curving backwards with chased ribbing, the long ears held alert, with boldly chased facial details, wide eyes with tear ducts and triple-ridged arching eyebrows, nostrils flaring, with cross-hatched forelock and short striated hairs framing the jaws, the hollow interior with remains of bitumen core, mounted  2 in. (5 cm.) high

A fine pre-Achaemenid gold ibex head protome circa century B. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2003 With powerful neck and heavy horns.

OXUS TREASURE - Gold finger-ring. Achaemenid 5thC BC-4thC BC (?). © The Trustees of the British Museum | The Oxus treasure is a collection of about 180 surviving pieces of metalwork in gold and silver, the majority rather small, plus perhaps about 200 coins, from the Achaemenid Persian period which were found by the Oxus river about 1877-1880.

Gold finger-ring: with plain D-shaped flat hoop and flat circular bezel with a sunk surface on which is soldered a cross composed of lozenges and undercut, originally containing coloured inlays.

: Oxus Treasure Gold pendand in a form of a parrot Achaemenid 5th cent BC British Museum

(Tajikistan, Achaemenid Empire) Oxus Treasure Gold pendant in a form of a parrot, Achaemenid BCE.

Sudan Gold Fly, which were used to indicate valour From Wadi Terfowi and dating to the Late 2nd to early 1st century BC

Sudan Gold Fly, which were used to indicate valour From Wadi Terfowi and dating to the Late to early century BC

Oxus Treasure - Gold coin; daric with obverse showing running royal figure wearing serrated crown, carrying a bow and spear; rectangular punch mark on reverse.       Achaemenid - 5thC BC-4thC BC

daric with obverse showing running royal figure wearing serrated crown, carrying a bow and spear; rectangular punch mark on reverse.

Oxus Treasure; model; figure; Achaemenid; 5thC BC-4thC BC; Takht-i Kuwad. Part of a chariot model. Gold sheet cut-out figure of horse: with the muscles indicated by punching and embossed details. The mouth is pierced to receive a rein formed by a flat strip of gold. There are the remains of an attached yoke with a circular yoke-standard and a short length of rein.

Part of a chariot model. Gold sheet cut-out figure of horse: with the muscles indicated by punching and embossed details.

OXUS TREASURE - Gold armlet or torc. Achaemenid 5thC BC-4thC BC. © The Trustees of the British Museum | The Oxus treasure is a collection of about 180 surviving pieces of metalwork in gold and silver, the majority rather small, plus perhaps about 200 coins, from the Achaemenid Persian period which were found by the Oxus river about 1877-1880.

OXUS TREASURE - Gold armlet or torc. Achaemenid 5thC BC-4thC BC. © The Trustees of the British Museum | The Oxus treasure is a collection of about 180 surviving pieces of metalwork in gold and silver, the majority rather small, plus perhaps about 200 coins, from the Achaemenid Persian period which were found by the Oxus river about 1877-1880.

Earring, Period: Achaemenid Date: ca. 6th–4th century B.C. Geography: Iran

Earring Period: Achaemenid Date: ca. Geography: Iran Culture: Achaemenid Medium: Gold, turquoise inlay Dimensions: × × 6 cm, × × 2 in.

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