#3675 Rope Bracelets 4th century BCE

Depending on the culture and era, the terminals might depict the full animal or only the head, as with the lion's heads on this pair. Both forms have been found among rope bracelets from the Achaemenid Empire, but their jewelry tended to have a more elaborately curved shape, rather than the simple circular profile of the pair seen here. The circular shape is thought to be associated with later Greek designs, though some circular bracelets have been attributed to the Achaemenid culture.

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Micrograph of bronze swordµ-XRF spectrometer

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