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Ornamental buttons and Gold Bracelet.
2nd c BCE-2nd c CE Iranian (Persian) Parthian Metalwork

PARTHIAN Anonymous (247 BCE - 224 CE) Primary
141 BCE-227 CE
2nd c BCE-2nd c CE
Gold; garnet; malachite; pearl
Cast; Hammered
Seleucan on the Tigris. Iraq.
New York. Metropolitain Museum.
The rosette-shaped buttons are covered in gold foil and they date from 141 BCE-43 BCE. They were buried in 243 CE and excavated at Seleucan on the Tigris in 1936. The bracelet is of gold, garnet, malachite and pearl. It was made between 43 and 227 CCE and found in room 52 of the Seleucan excavation.

Caption: Parthian|Ornamental buttons and Gold Bracelet.| 141 BCE- 227 CE | Parthian |

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