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Strategically located on the main caravan route north to Syria and Palestine, the site of Tell Dafana (ancient Daphnae) at the northeast corner of the Delta was a frontier fortress and trading center. Psammetichus I stationed his expert troops of Ionian and Carian mercenaries there. Judging from...

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Provenance

From Tell Dafana (Daphnae), camp southeast of fort. 1886-87: excavated by W. M. F. Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.

Object Place

Tell Dafana (Daphnae), Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 13.9 x 6 cm (5 1/2 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

87.763

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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