A string of gold beads (1500-1350 BCE) from Mycenae. Nafplio Archaeological Museum.

A string of gold beads (1500-1350 BCE) from Mycenae. Nafplio Archaeological Museum.

Gold Ribbon Torc. Near Belfast. 3rd century BC. National Museum of Ireland CELTIC

Gold Ribbon Torc. Near Belfast. 3rd century BC. National Museum of Ireland CELTIC

Headband with Heads of Gazelles and a Stag Between Stars or Flowers Period: Second Intermediate Period Dynasty: Dynasty 15 Date: ca. 1648–1540 B.C. Geography: From Egypt; Possibly from Eastern Delta Medium: Gold Dimensions: h. of central stag 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in); l. of headband 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in)

Headband with Heads of Gazelles and a Stag Between Stars or Flowers Period: Second Intermediate Period Dynasty: Dynasty 15 Date: ca. 1648–1540 B.C. Geography: From Egypt; Possibly from Eastern Delta Medium: Gold Dimensions: h. of central stag 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in); l. of headband 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in)

Mycenaean gold necklace 1300 BC <3. Consider a multiple 3 tier style, or use last chain over neck to sustain lower 2 tier.

Mycenaean gold necklace 1300 BC <3. Consider a multiple 3 tier style, or use last chain over neck to sustain lower 2 tier.

Earring with pendants and female head. Period: Hellenistic. Date: 3rd century B.C. Culture: Etruscan. Medium: Gold, silver. | © 2000–2015 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Earring with pendants and female head. Period: Hellenistic. Date: 3rd century B.C. Culture: Etruscan. Medium: Gold, silver. | © 2000–2015 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

AN AKKADIAN LAPIS LAZULI CYLINDER SEAL  Circa 2334-2154 B.C.  With a contest scene of two pairs, each with a rearing lion grappling with an inverted bull, a stylized tree between them, the cylinder with modern gold caps, now the central element of a necklace of ancient lapis lazuli beads and later gilt silver beads with granulation 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm) long

AN AKKADIAN LAPIS LAZULI CYLINDER SEAL Circa 2334-2154 B.C. With a contest scene of two pairs, each with a rearing lion grappling with an inverted bull, a stylized tree between them, the cylinder with modern gold caps, now the central element of a necklace of ancient lapis lazuli beads and later gilt silver beads with granulation 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm) long

Gold necklaces from chamber tombs in Mycenae. 1600—1200 BCE. Athens, National Archaeological Museum

Gold necklaces from chamber tombs in Mycenae. 1600—1200 BCE. Athens, National Archaeological Museum

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