Decorative objects, mainly jewelry and trappings for horses, tents, and wagons, produced by nomadic Scythian tribes that roamed Central Asia and eastern Europe between the 7th century and the 2nd century . Also known as Steppes art, it largely features representations of real or mythical beasts worked in a wide variety of materials, including wood, leather, bone, appliqu felt, bronze, iron, silver, gold, and electrum.
Priam’s Treasure discovered by archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann. He claimed the site to be that of ancient Troy, and assigned the artifacts to the Homeric king Priam. It is now thought to be a result of Schliemann's zeal to find sites and objects mentioned in the Homeric epics. Archaeologist Carl Blegen claimed the layer in which Priam's Treasure was found was assigned to Troy II, whereas Priam would have been king of Troy VI or VII, occupied hundreds of years later. @Wikipedia
Around 1890 BC. Scarab pendent from Egypt. Reign of Senwosret II, 12th Dynasty. Winged scarab of electrum, inlaid with carnelian, green feldspar, and lapis lazuli. This piece of jewellery is a pendant in the form of a winged scarab. It is made of electrum (a naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver) inlaid with carnelian, green feldspar and lapis lazuli. Two small tubes on the underside of the object were used to suspend it.
Unique Gorgoneion Coin of Abydos, Troas, c. 410 BCThe only known gold coin from this period in Abydos.Obverse: ABYΔ / HNON (the lower part of the legend retrograde) with and eagle standing left. Reverse: a gorgoneion within an incuse square. Abydos (map) was a colony of Miletos, situated on the Hellespont, and was perhaps an early location of the minting of electrum staters in the sixth century BC. The city had been part of the Athenian empire during the fifth century until it revolted in…