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Scythian Metal Objects


 

7th Century BCE. Iran, said to be from Ziwiye.


Inlay for a silver plate in the shape of a hare. 11/16 × 1 1/8 × 1/16 in. (1.7 × 2.8 × 0.1 cm). Gold. Accession no. 64.222.1.






7th Century BCE. Iran, said to be from Ziwiye.


Inlay for a silver plate in the form of a feline. 7/16 × 7/8 × 1/16 in. (1.1 × 2.25 × 0.1 cm). Gold. Accession no. 64.222.2.





7th Century BCE. Iran, said to be from Ziwiye.


Fragmentary plaques and a figure of an ibex. Gold. 1 3/16 × 5 1/4 × 1/16 in. (3 × 13.35 × 0.2 cm). Accession no. 58.42.


7th-6th Century BCE. Eurasian steppes, Dniepr region.


Appliques in the form of recumbent hares. 5/16 × 7/16 × 1/8 in. (0.79 × 1.1 × 0.25 cm). Gold. Accession no 65.162.3.


7th-6th Century BCE. Western Asia



Harness or bridle fitting in the shape of a bird's head. 0.79 x 0.67 x 0.98 in. (2.01 x 1.7 x 2.49 cm). Bronze. Accession no. 61.60.2.







7th-6th Century BCE. Eurasian steppes, Dniepr region.




Applique with fantastical creature. 7/8 × 13/16 × 1/16 in. (2.25 × 2 × 0.2 cm). Gold. Accession no. 65.162.4.









7th-6th Century BCE. Eurasian steppes, Dniepr region.



Applique. 7/8 × 7/8 × 1/16 in. (2.15 × 2.15 × 0.2 cm). Gold.Accession no. 65.162.5.










6th Century BCE. Eurasian steppes.



Pommel in the shape of coiled animals. 1 9/16 × 1 9/16 × 7/8 in. (4 × 4 × 2.3 cm). Accession no 1988.102.38.











6th-5th Century BCE. Western Asia.


Axe head. 4.17 x 9.41 in. (10.59 x 23.9 cm). Silver and iron. Accession no. 65.4.





5th BCE. Northern Black Sea region, possibly from Maikop.


5/16 × 5/16 × 1/16 in. (0.8 × 0.8 × 0.2 cm) Dress ornament. Gold. Accession no. 24.97.63.




5th Century BCE. Northern Black Sea region, possibly from Maikop.


1 1/16 in. × 1 in. × 1/16 in. (2.7 × 2.5 × 0.15 cm). Dess ornament. Gold. Accession no. 24.97.51.





5th Century BCE. Northern Black Sea region, possibly from Maikop.


1 1/8 × 1 1/8 × 1/16 in. (2.9 × 2.9 × 0.2 cm). Dress ornament. Gold. Accession no. 24.97.52.











5th Century BCE. Eurasian steppes.



Harness or bridle ornament in the form of a boar. 1 7/16 × 2 13/16 × 1 1/8 in. (3.7 × 7.15 × 2.9 cm). Gold, bone, silver. Accession no. 1979.352.1.





5th Century BCE. Northern Black Sea region, possibly from Maikop.

Dress ornament.W. 5/8 in. Gold. Accession no. 24.97.70.



5th Century BCE. Northern Black Sea region, possibly from Maikop.


Dress ornament. 1 1/8 × 1 1/8 × 1/8 in. (2.9 × 2.8 × 0.3 cm). Gold. Accession no. 24.97.57.












5th Century BCE. Northern Black Sea region, possibly from Maikop.


Dress ornament. 1 1/8 × 1 1/8 × 1/8 in. (2.9 × 2.8 × 0.3 cm). Gold. Accession no. 24.97.56.










5th-4th Century BCE. Eurasian steppes.



Lion head. 0.71 x 0.63 in. (1.8 x 1.6 cm). Bronze. Accession no. 61.60.3.










5th-4th Century BCE. Central Asia: Tajikistan: Takht-i Kuwad.


Armlets with monsters that have long snouts, rows of teeth, triangular-shaped eyes and long tails which interlock at the back of the hoop. Diameter: 7.90 centimetres (ext). Diameter: 6.60 centimetres (int). Weight: 140.50 grammes. Gold. The cast is solid and the decoration is chased. Museum no. 124047.



5th-4th Century BCE. Central Asia: Tajikistan: Takht-i Kuwad.


Gorytus-fitting. Height: 3.50 centimetres. Weight: 4 grammes. Thickness: 1 centimetres. Width: 2.50 centimetres. Gold cut-out plaque. At the back of the plaque are five loops for attachment. Museum no. 123940.




7th-4th Century BCE.



Plaques. Length: 9.30 centimetres (max). Length: 7.30 centimetres (min). Gold. Museum no. OA.784.A-H.





340-320 BCE. Greek or Scythian.


Scabbard decoration. Length 21 7/16 in. (54.5 cm). Gold. Accession no. 30.11.12.





1st Century BCE. Eurasian steppes.



Torque. 7 3/16 × 7 11/16 × 3/16 in. (18.3 × 19.6 × 0.5 cm) Accession no. 47.100.13.




















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