Portion of an Colchian Headdress

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 05 October 2017
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This unique specimen of Colchian goldsmithery is one of the earliest examples of making patterns in sheet gold by cutting out portions of metal (opus interrasile). This artifact was found at the Vani archaeological site, burial no. 24, in present-day Georgia. It dates from the end of the 4th century BCE. (Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, October 05). Portion of an Colchian Headdress. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7361/portion-of-an-colchian-headdress/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Portion of an Colchian Headdress." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 05, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7361/portion-of-an-colchian-headdress/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Portion of an Colchian Headdress." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 05 Oct 2017. Web. 25 Oct 2021.