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A convex disk of gold leaf, with a female head in profile to left, in low relief. Three holes at the edge. See 13.2860.

Provenance

One of a group of objects said to have been found together in a tomb near Chiusi (probably in the Colle Lucioli just east of Chiusi) [MFA 13.2860-13.2901]; by 1913: with Raoul Tolentino, 57 Via Sistina, Rome; purchased by MFA from Raoul Tolentino, November 6, 1913

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Italic, Etruscan, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.9 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2885

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment