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Disc

Nubian
Merotic Period
2nd–3rd century A.D.(?)


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Tomb Beg. W 130

Dimensions

Overall: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.) diameter

Accession Number

23.1465

Medium or Technique

Silver, paste

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Corroded silver disc with flanking uraei. Enamel background design. Design similar to that on gold signet ring 21-12-169a from Beg. N, 20 (RCK IV, p. 80, P1. LX A).

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb Beg. W 130.(RCK V, Fig. 125, c.): Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition