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VRA Core 4 Example 8: Grave goods, jewelry cache [collection]
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Collection record [refid 19]
agent Heinrich Schliemann (German archaeologist, 1822-1890)
culturalContext Anatolian
date 1873 (discovery)
description The so-called "Priam's Treasure" is a collection of 8830 objects made of gold, electrum, silver, and bronze excavated from the mound of Hisarlik, Turkey. Original finds cataloged after Schliemann's death by the German scholar Hubert Schmidt in 1902, who classified them into 19 sub-groups identified by the Roman letters A through S.
Tostikov, Vladimir P.; The Gold of Troy. Searching for Homer's Fabled City, New York: H. N. Abrams, 1996 [description source]
location Hisarlik, Marmara, Turkey
material gold, electrum, silver, and bronze
source Core 4 Sample Database (VCat)
stylePeriod Early Bronze Age
subject death or burial; decorative arts; historical; Troy (Extinct city); cultural artifacts; goldwork; jewelry
technique metalworking
title Priamís Treasure [popular, true, en]
Gold of Troy [collection] [descriptive, false, en]
worktype associated concepts; property (legal concept); treasure-trove; objects; grave goods
Last modified October 10, 2014