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Gold roundel with stamped designs

Made of hammered sheet metal, these gold roundels would have adorned a cloth or garment, probably a funerary shroud. Similar examples have been found in the Royal Shaft Graves at Mycenae and in Mycenaean tombs on the island of Rhodes.

Credit: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76 ...
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c. 1600-1050 B.C.
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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