Skip to Content ☰ Open Filter >>


Showing 1 of 1

Image of Earring

Bookmark and Share



Late 4th century BCE-early 3rd century BCE

1 x 1 1/8 x 3/8 in. (2.6 x 2.8 x 1 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: M.6
Geography: Asia, Possibly Cyprus
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Adornments
Culture/Nationality: Cypriote?

Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keyword
This object has the following keywords:
  • gold - Pure metallic element having symbol Au and atomic number 79; a soft, inert, shiny reddish yellow metal that is very malleable and ductile. Gold has been highly valued and found in artifacts dating to before 5000 BCE. Native gold, found in quartz veins (vein gold) and alluvial deposits (placer gold), generally contains some silver and copper. Gold is purified by dissolution in mercury or cyanide solutions, by melting, or by electrodeposition. The purity of commercial gold is expressed in karats which is the number of parts of gold in 24 parts of the alloy. Today gold is primarily used for monetary systems and for jewelry.

Additional Images Click an image to view a larger version
Additional Image M.6_BMC_f_2.jpg

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=BMC>cite web |url= |title=Earring |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=6/1/2023 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

Showing 1 of 1

Your current search criteria is: Object is "Earring".

View current selection of records as: