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Ancient Greek Pendant 14K Gold – Phaistos Disc ANPE 14


Ancient Greek Pendant 14K Gold – Phaistos Disc. The Phaistos Disc was discovered in the Minoan palace-site of Phaistos, near Hagia Triada, on the south coast of Crete[1] specifically the disc was found in the basement of room 8 in building 101 of a group of buildings to the northeast of the main palace. This grouping of 4 rooms also served as a formal entry into the palace complex. Italian archaeologist Luigi Pernier recovered this remarkably intact `dish`, about 15 cm in diameter and uniformly slightly more than one centimetre in thickness, on July 3, 1908 during his excavation of the first Minoan palace.

It was found in the main cell of an underground `temple depository`. These basement cells, only accessible from above, were neatly covered with a layer of fine plaster. Their content was poor in precious artifacts but rich in black earth and ashes, mixed with burnt bovine bones. In the northern part of the main cell, in the same black layer, a few inches south-east of the disc and about twenty inches above the floor, linear A tablet PH-1 was also found. The site apparently collapsed as a result of an earthquake, possibly linked with the explosive eruption of the Santorini volcano that affected large parts of the Mediterranean region ca. 1628 BC.


Product Type
Gold Pendant
Materials 14k Yellow Gold
 Size – Dimensions  Diameter : 1.4 cm – 0.56 inch
In Stock:   This item may require time (5-7 days) to be custom made to suit your order .
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