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Bracteate

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Bracteate, or thin, hammered medallion. Within a border of large dots, facing Gorgon's head with tongue protruding (?). Incuse reverse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; by date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edwin Jackson Holmes to MFA, recorded as Edward Jackson Holmes Collection, June 9, 1965.

Credit Line

Edward Jackson Holmes Collection

Italic, Etruscan, about 300 B.C. or later

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.617

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment