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    A PAIR OF ACHAEMENID GOLD EARRINGS CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C. Each constructed of gold sheet forming a large hollow hoop, rectangular in section, each corner bordered by a double row of granulation framing a thin plain wire, ornamented entirely on the sides and along the outer edge with six-petalled rosettes formed of small sheet disks, centered by a large concave disk, the plain ear wire hinged to both ends of the hoop Each: 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm.) long #Iran #Iranian #Persia #Persian

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