c. 100–1 BCE
Overall: 6.5 x 1.8 cm (2 9/16 x 11/16 in.)
Weight: 16 g
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The form of a medallion with a figural bust and bead-and-reel border indicates the artist’s familiarity with Greco-Roman objects. The figure itself, however, is Indian, with voluminous, coiled coiffures and prominent jewelry. This object was probably worn as an ornament on a belt or girdle.


c. 100–1 BCE

India, Satavahana period

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