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Bust of a Tyche

Early Byzantine
6th century

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A pressed gold roundel has a hole at the top for attaching or suspending. In the center is the bust of a female figure wearing earrings and necklace and turreted crown. She holds a cornucopia in her left hand and a spear in her right. There is a plain circular border, then a cusped one, and finally a beaded edge.

M. Ross, Jewelry, Enamels and Art of the Migration Period, Catalogue of the Byzantine and Early Mediaeval Antiquities in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, Vol. II, (Washington, DC, 1965), no. 32, pl. XXVI.

Handbook of the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, Harvard University (Washington, DC, 1967), no. 175.

Acquisition History
Collection of Sir Leigh Ashton.

Purchased from Sir Leigh Ashton, 1956.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Byzantine Collection, Washington, D.C.