Two almost circular gold earrings. “The body is hollow and nearly cylindrical in cross section. The outer portion has a rounded profile, with 38 radiating ribs. The inner section is undecorated and terminates in a sharp edge within. On each of the flat, truncated ends, two small rings are attached. On each end of the semicircular pin is a loop that, when in place, rests between the two rings at each end of the body. The fastening was effected by means of a still smaller wire that passes through the three rings, two of the body and one of the pin” (Curtis). Length 0.0215 m, thickness 0.006 m, weight (together) 4.2 g.

First half of the fifth century BC, Late Lydian (Persian)
Istanbul, Archaeological Museum, 5148