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LOT 1043

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GBP (£) 500 - 700
EUR (€) 600 - 840
USD ($) 680 - 950

Opening Bid
£450 (EUR 538; USD 613) (+bp*)

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Western Asiatic Gold Sheet with a Man Holding a Staff

c.5th-4th century BC

A pair of tooled sheet-gold plaques bearing a human figure in profile facing left, wearing a headdress and robe around the waist, muscular calves, arms bent above the waist, holding a long staff in the right. 2.16 grams total, 25-31mm (1 - 1 1/4"). Fine condition, in two halves. [2]

Provenance
Ex important Japanese collection of jewellery, 1970s-2010.

Literature
Cf. The British Museum, museum number 123998, for comparable items from the Oxus Treasure; cf. Bourke, S., Ancient Civilisations, The Middle East The Cradle of Civilization Revealed, London, 2008, p.263, for a very similar figural plaque found with the Oxus Treasure.