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Necklace of lizard amulets, pendants and beads: the nineteen hollow gold lizards were formed in a mould with added back plate.       18th Dynasty - 1470BC-1350BC (circa). | © Trustees of the British Museum

Necklace of lizard amulets, pendants and beads: the nineteen hollow gold lizards were formed in a mould with added back plate.

Ancient Etruscan Chimaera (Dragon) Fibula~ Gold brooch with a bow in the form of a wing Chimaera. Etruscan 525-500 B.C. ~ Found in Italy; now in the British Museum

Brooch In the Form of a Chimera Etruscan, BC The British Museum “There are a number of surviving examples of this type of gold brooch, popular in Etruria towards the end of the sixth century BC. The type developed from the basic bow fibula,.

Sumerian gold and lapis lazuli necklace ca.2600 BC - Ur.

~ Sumerian gold and lapis lazuli necklace. The Sumerians loved lapis lazuli but It was not indigenous to Sumer and it had to be imported over vast distances that it was very expensive.

Scythian golden pectoral from the royal grave at Tolstaja Mogila kurgan, 4th C BC. It shows the three tiers of Scythian mythology: the Inner Earth, the Astral-Cosmic sphere and innermost the inhabited world. Museum of Historic Treasures of Ukraine, Kiev.

A golden pectoral from the royal grave at Tolstaja Mogila kurgan, Ukraine, 400 BC. Depicting Scythian life and mythologies. Cast with Greek workmanship. Scythian jewelry from BC held at the Met in The weight of the piece is 1150 grams, or troy oz, or lb.