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Gold Plaque

Late 7th-early 6th centuries BC

Gold

6 x 4.8 cm

Kirov region, Kherson area

Melgunovo hoard

The plaque shows the relief figure of a bird of prey with outspread pointed wings. It has four loops on the reverse for attachment. This is one 17 identical birds with spread wings found in the rich Scythian burial mound at Melgunovo.

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