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Square gold plaques worked in repousse (a central rosette with leaves encircling) with holes for attachment; probably used as clothing ornaments.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (one of a group of objects that according to Warren's records were brought to Rome and had all been found together in a tomb at Ferentinum [the contents included MFA 98.687-691a, 98.774-775, 98.778-783, 98.800-801, and 98.918]); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period, 6th century B.C.


1.7 cm average D.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment