<em>Amulet in the Form of a Crescent</em>, 2nd–1st century B.C.E. Gold, 9/16 x 3/16 x 11/16 in. (1.5 x 0.5 x 1.7 cm, 1.35 g). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.823E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.823E_view1.jpg)

Amulet in the Form of a Crescent

Medium: Gold

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:2nd–1st century B.C.E.

Dimensions: 9/16 x 3/16 x 11/16 in. (1.5 x 0.5 x 1.7 cm, 1.35 g)


Accession Number: 37.823E

Image: CUR.37.823E_view1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Gold amulet in the form of a crescent (or horns) with suspension loop. The loop was bent out of a broad strip of sheet, of which the edges had been folded over and soldered down to give a finish; it is soldered into slits carved into the solid gold crescent. The latter was cast and its surface has a slightly frosted look. The materials contains a speck of hard white metal. Condition: Very good. The loop is very much worn; the amulet was probably worn during the owner’s lifetime.

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