Embossed gold disk

A.D. 700–1520

Place of Origin: Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama


5 x 4.1 cm (1 15/16 x 1 5/8 in. )

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Not On View


Americas, Jewelry


Jewelry / Adornment

Circular gold disk with embossed central circle. Four bilateral perforations allow for attachment onto clothing or suspension as a body adornment.


Excavated in the Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama, after 1930; by 1950 in a Private Collection, San José, Costa Rica; to Paul Pasher, New York, between 1950 and 1955 and kept with Manuel Miranda Pinto, San Salvador, El Salvador; brought to the United States, April 1970 and sold to the Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York; to the MFA, December 1971, purchase.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay