Agora Object: J 99
Inventory Number:   J 99
Section Number:   ΔΔ 177
Title:   Gold Ornament
ΤΙΤΛΟΣ:   Χρυσές κεφαλές καρφιών ξίφους 1400 – 1350 π.Χ.
Category:   Jewelry & Gems
Description:   A thin almost circular piece of gold leaf, the edges turned in underneath, as if it had once covered a button.
Probably rivet from bronze sword (B 779).
ΠΕΡΙΓΡΑΦΗ:   Πέντε χρυσές επενδύσεις κεφαλών ήλων σπάθης.
Notes:   Three types of gold-leaf ornament for bronze rivet-heads: 1) larger size, as this one; B 779, with rivet; and two more: apparently from handle of sword B 778. 2) smaller size (Diam. ca. 0.008): from sword B 781(three), 3) narrow strip encircling rivet-head, not covering top: (Diam. ca. 0.001): four of these, two found, with rivets, close to lower ends of swords. [These frags. are registered as J 99 in the new Museum list, S.D. 2005]
Conservation Status:   Finished
Context:   Mycenaean chamber tomb. On floor in S.W. corner of chamber.
Handling:   Stoa Gallery
Negatives:   Leica, XXVII-72, XLIII-9
Dimensions:   Diam. 0.011
Material:   Copper alloy, gold leaf
Date:   2 May 1947
Section:   ΔΔ
Grid:   ΔΔ:62/ΙΖ
Deposit:   M 21:2
Bibliography:   Hesperia 17 (1948), pl. XL, 1.
    Agora XIII, pp. 175-176, pl. 36, no. III 17.
References:   Publication: Agora XIII
Publication: Hesperia 17 (1948)
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Images (4)
Deposit: M 21:2
Card: J 99