Gold bowl, 5th – 4th century BC, Achaemenid

Omphalos Bowl Decorated with Lions. From the Oxus Treasure. Achaemenid, century B. British Museum, London, A. Franks bequest, 1897 Photograph © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Decorated silver bowl. Late Achaemenid period with foot ring and engraved medallion added at a later date in the Parthian period, suggesting a 2nd-3rd century AD date.

Late Achaemenid period with foot ring and engraved medallion added at a later date in the Parthian period, suggesting a century AD date.

AN ACHAEMENID REPOUSSÉ SILVER LOTUS BOWL -  EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.

AN ACHAEMENID REPOUSSÉ SILVER LOTUS BOWL - EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.

An Achaemenid silver phiale, circa 5th century B.C.

An Achaemenid silver phiale, circa century B.

AN ACHAEMENID INLAID GOLD BUTTON c.a 6th-4th century b.c. a quatrefoil lotus motif, the petals of inlaid lapis, carnelian and turquoise, found: christies.com

AN ACHAEMENID INLAID GOLD BUTTON circa century b. With a quatrefoil lotus motif, the petals of inlaid lapis, carnelian and turquoise, the narrow rim with a row of granulation, the concave underside with a loop for attachment in. cm) in diameter

: Oxus Treasureld Gold disc Achaemenid ,5th cent BC British Museum

Achaemenid Persia, Lion plaque ornament from the Oxus Treasure, century BC (source).

Gold fitting; open-work; shows draped figure with a crescent; wears a crescent and crown and is holding a plant. Achaemenid  6thC BC-4thC BC.  © The Trustees of the British Museum

(Iran, Achaemenid Empire) Crescent and Gold crown and is holding a plant. ca century BCE. The Trustees of the British Museum.

Achaemenid Silver Plate with cuneiform inscription of Achaemenid king Ardeshir I  Reza Abbasi Museum  Tehran,Iran

Achaemenid Silver Plate with cuneiform inscription of Achaemenid king Ardeshir I Reza Abbasi Museum Tehran,Iran

Magnificent Zoroastrian Art 2500 year old Gold Earring from the Achaemenian Empire - IRAN, Adorned with images of Achaemenian noblemen, and pieces of turquoise, onyx and lapis decorations; 5.1 cm in diameter; Circa 5th century BC, Achaemenian

Magnificent Zoroastrian Art 2500 year old Gold Earring from the Achaemenian Empire - IRAN, Adorned with images of Achaemenian noblemen, and pieces of turquoise, onyx and lapis decorations;

22K Gold medallion with the face of a bearded King. Two drill holes on each side for wearing. Probably belonged to a royal family. Persian 500 BC 1 1/2"

Gold medallion with the face of a bearded King. Two drill holes on each side for wearing. Probably belonged to a royal family. Persian 500 BC 1 Chapter Along with piercings came the popularity of gold and metals for jewelry, house hold items and adornment

Oxus Treasure; finger-ring; Achaemenid; 5thC BC; Takht-i Kuwad. Gold finger-ring with transversely ribbed slender hoop and flat, almost circular, bezel engraved in intaglio with a griffin facing right; back of the bezel is chamfered around the edge.

Oxus Treasure - Gold finger-ring with transversely ribbed slender hoop and flat, almost circular, bezel engraved in intaglio with a griffin facing right; back of the bezel is chamfered around the edge. © The Trustees of the British Museum

OXUS TREASURE - Gold finger-ring. Achaemenid 5thC BC-4thC BC (?). © The Trustees of the British Museum | The Oxus treasure is a collection of about 180 surviving pieces of metalwork in gold and silver, the majority rather small, plus perhaps about 200 coins, from the Achaemenid Persian period which were found by the Oxus river about 1877-1880.

Gold finger-ring: with plain D-shaped flat hoop and flat circular bezel with a sunk surface on which is soldered a cross composed of lozenges and undercut, originally containing coloured inlays.

Oxus Treasure - Gold finger-ring with slender and pearled hoop, and flat pointed oval bezel engraved in intaglio with a couchant stag facing right; back chamfered around the edge.        Achaemenid 5thC BC-4thC BC.  © The Trustees of the British Museum

Oxus Treasure - Gold finger-ring with slender and pearled hoop, and flat pointed oval bezel engraved in intaglio with a couchant stag facing right; back chamfered around the edge. © The Trustees of the British Museum

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