Bracteate

Italic, Etruscan
about 300 B.C. or later


Dimensions

Diameter: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.617

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Bracteate, or thin, hammered medallion. Within a border of large dots, facing Gorgon’s head with tongue protruding (?). Incuse reverse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; by date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edwin Jackson Holmes to MFA, recorded as Edward Jackson Holmes Collection, June 9, 1965.

Credit Line

Edward Jackson Holmes Collection