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Bronze; plain circle above, which is broken; two concentric circles below filled with scrolls; the scrolls in center form a cross; discolored with brown.

Provenance

By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames. (Accession date: August 3, 1911.)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames

Egyptian, Byzantine (Coptic) Period,

Dimensions

Overall: 4.7 x 6.3 cm (1 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.1517

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs